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  • Otto Faithorne, Owner and Managing Director of Taunton Oak Ltd, has over 35 years experience in the woodworking business.

  • Taunton Oak workshop is situated 200 yards off the A358 near Bicknoller.

  • Taunton Oak specialise in supplying and fitting solid and engineered flooring.

  • A wide variety of timbers is always in stock ready to be machined to order.

  • Products also include British Western Red Cedar and North American Western Red Cedar, accurately machined for first class Cedar cladding.

  • Taunton Oak also undertake contract machining.

Oak boards & beams; British & North American cedar cladding; Siberian larch cladding; engineered flooring; contract machining; stockist of OSMO & TREATEX finishes.


Otto Faithorne, Managing Director of West Somerset based Taunton Oak Limited, he has over 35 years wide-ranging experience in the woodworking business, including machining, making and fitting kitchens, cabinet-making, and fitting English oak flooring and cedar cladding. 


In 2011 Otto set up Taunton Oak to meet the demand for high-quality traditional English oak floorboards. Since then Taunton Oak has expanded its range of products to include engineered flooring from selected suppliers, and cladding manufactured from environmentally friendly British Western red cedar as well as North American stock.

All products are manufactured to order in Taunton Oak's fully equipped workshop close to Bicknoller in West Somerset, just twelve miles from Taunton along the A358.

Taunton Oak also stock a comprehensive range of other woods such ash, douglas fir, tulipwood etc.

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Otto Faithhorne - Managing Director

Contract machining for the building trade is also available. Accurate machining and personal attention to detail mean that all customers can be assured of quality service and products from Taunton Oak Ltd.



We stock 100mm x 200mm x 2.4m and longer oak sleepers.  We can also supply to order seasoned and fresh-sawn beams cut to size in​: Oak - Douglas fir - Siberian Larch


Bespoke Solid Oak Flooring

English and European sawn oak boards are face-selected and machined to order into your choice of tongue and groove or square edge traditional floor boards from £54 + VAT per square metre.

Above: wide 'pippy oak' boards, in three widths, supplied by Taunton Oak for the refurbishment of a listed Scottish mansion.

European Oak floorboards

Rustic and character grades PAR.

Face selected - square edge - tongue & groove (no extra cost)

Sawn ends can have splits and knots, which are normally cut out. Extra wastage to be allowed for when ordering.

Various widths as available From £52 per square m. + VAT.

Engineered floorboards in character grade oak

Engineered Boards

There is a small display area at our works unit, where a selection of competitively priced boards can be viewed by appointment.

Floorboards in other woods

We supply traditional boards in pine and other woods, for commercial and private use, machined to order.

Prices vary according to species/availability/country of origin

Pitch pine flooring


All the exterior cladding supplied by Taunton Oak is machined to order here in our West Somerset workshop. We pride ourselves on the superior quality of our cladding.


Timber includes English/British Western Red Cedar; North American Western Red Cedar; Siberian Larch; European and English fresh sawn oak.

Other timbers are available on request.


Matching service available on receipt of a sample of the existing cladding.


Interior cladding in oak or pine is kiln-dried and supplied at approx.

11%-12% moisture content. 

Siberian Larch

Siberian Larch

From: Limited stocks of first and second grade from  £58.50 per sq. m


A reasonably-priced & environmentally-friendly choice:​

  • No need for chemical preservatives

  • Sustainably sourced 

  • Durable

  • Straight grain with few knots

  • Harder/denser than cedar

  • Weathers attractively to silvery grey 

First and second grade Siberian Larch available

Air-dried & machined on our premises

Canadian Western Red Cedar

Canadian Western Red Cedar

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From £85.50 + VAT per sq. m. machined to the profile of your choice.

Price varies because shipping times and exchange rates vary

  • ​Imported from sustainable sources 

  • Lead time typically 2 weeks

  • Fewer knots than English

  • Straighter grain

  • More uniform appearance

  • Denser grained planks

  • Sharper profile

British Westen Red Cedar Cladding

British Western Red Cedar Cladding

From £ 37.50 + VAT per square metre

Locally sourced, reasonably priced and machined in our Somerset workshop.

  • Lightweight (density of 390kg/m3)

  • Good insulation

  • Insect repellant

  • Durable (resistant to moulds)

  • Cost-effective

  • British-grown product


An environmentally-friendly choice:

  • Reduction in freight miles

  • No need for chemical preservatives

  • Sustainably sourced

  • Good insulating properties

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Our Western red cedar sawn boards are bought in fresh-sawn and then air-dried in our storage facility before being machined into stock or bespoke profiles

We keep large stocks of sawn boards drying under cover in airy barns.

A limited supply of 'seconds' and offcuts is available at a discount price of £28 + VAT


Boards can be machined to stock profiles or custom machined to your specification.

Siberian and Local-grown British larch are also stocked here at Taunton Oak and can provide a durable and reasonably-priced alternative to British or American Western Red Cedar cladding. 

British Grown Larch

British Grown Larch

From £ 35.00 + VAT per square metre

A reasonably-priced & environmentally-friendly alternative to Siberian Larch (Limited stock).

  • No need for chemical preservatives

  • Sustainably sourced 

  • Durable

  • Straighter grain with fewer knots than British Western Red Cedar

  • Harder/denser than cedar

  • Weathers attractively to silvery grey 

Remaining stock of First and second grade Siberian Larch still available

Air-dried & machined on our premises

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 (stock now very depleted)

Europen and English Oak


Please contact us for a price.

Traditional Fresh Sawn or Air Dried Oak makes excellent strong and durable cladding which can be treated or allowed to weather naturally to a beautiful pearly grey.


Delivery & Fitting

Orders can be collected from our workshop in West Somerset, or we can deliver. Please ask us to include delivery when requesting a quote.

We regret we are not usually able to provide a fitting service, however we may be able to recommend a fitter in your area.

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Please feel free to contact us using the form below. We will endeavour to respond as quickly as possible. Alternatively, please use one of our other contact methods.


Taunton Oak Ltd, Unit 3, Upcott Farm, Bicknoller, Taunton, Somerset, TA4 4EY

Phone/Email Contact

Office Tel: 01984 656753

Otto: 07901 716916

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Opening Hours

Mon - Fri

8.00 am to 5.00 pm





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