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Planning & outbuildings - Build It magazine June 2017

Mike Dade offers his expert advice on page 104 of Build It magazine June issue, on the best ways to proceed with an outbuilding, whether your project falls under permitted development or you need to apply for full planning consent. Read up on our advice on planning in our blog.

5 inspiring outbuildings - Build It magazine June 2017

Looking for ideas for your new garden room? The eye-catching structures on page 108 of June's edition of Build It magazine could provide you with the perfect addition to your property. Find more ideas in our garden room gallery.

How to increase value and appeal of your property with oak - iBuild magazine April 2017

Choosing to build with oak is usually a matter of taste. We love it for its strength, raw beauty and warmth. There simply is nothing like a traditionally designed oak framed house. If building your dream home is not quite on the agenda yet, there are many ways you can use oak to increase the value and appeal of your property. Read the full article in iBuild magazine. Find further inspiration in our oak framed buildings gallery.

Oak frame: the basics - Build It magazine June 2017

The distinctive shakes, character and honeyed hue of an oak frame are a winning combination for may homeowners, but it is also a robust building material, that offers fantastic sustainability credentials, says Emily Smith on page 82 of Build It magazine this April. Find inspiration for your next project in our oak houses gallery or click here to subscribe to Build It magazine.

10 things you need to know about oak frame - Homebuilding & Renovating magazine October 2016

Homebuilding and Renovating magazine talks to the industry insiders about important things to consider when looking to build an oak framed house. Read the article including tips from Oakmasters on page 37. Click here to subscribe to the magazine. View our gallery to get inspiration for your own project.

Our project shortlisted for Best Oak Framed Home Award by Build It magazine

Jachin Barn, a joint project by Oakmasters and Mailen Design architects has been shortlisted for the prestigious Build It magazine award in the Best Oak Framed Home category. Click here to see the project gallery. Click here to visit the architects' website.

Using oak, with confidence - Architects Data File July 2016

Oak-framed buildings are enjoying a renewed popularity due to the material’s strength characteristics. Ed Hamilton of Oakmasters explores why green oak has a place in modern construction and addresses structural questions on page 49. To read the July 2016 online issue of Architects Data File, click on the image above.

Self-builder uses local resources for organic country hideaway - i-Build July 2016

i-Build's editor Hannah Franckiewicz visits an Oakmasters designed and built home and talks to the owner Peter about how he turned his vision of the dream home into reality. For the full article, click on the image above. To read the July edition of the magazine, click here.

Build a new home on your existing plot - Grand designs July 2016

A neglected piece of garden, a dilapidated garage or some disused outbuildings could be just the place to build your future house, says Jane Crittenden in July's issue of Grand Designs Magazine. The article on page 124 features Oakmasters' bijou retirement oak framed home built in place of a four bay garage in Kent. To read the article abstract or to download the magazine, click on the image above. Read the full case study, or visit our image galery to see the project in case.

Package houses explained - build it may 2016

Whether you are a seasoned self-build pro or are about to begin your first project, engaging the services of a package build provider may be the smoothest path to your dream abode, says Build It's Rebecca Foster. The article on page 87 features Oakmasters' project of a country manor house in Sussex. To buy a back copy of the magazine, click on the image above. Read the case study for this house or see the image gallery.

Guide to designing an extension - build it May 2016

Build It's Julian Owen explains how taking the right approach to planning a suitable extension project can help you reap the rewards. The article online features a striking extension made using an oak frame structure by Oakmasters. It is complemented by large expanses of fixed and openable glazed panes and rooflights. Click on the image above to read the full article online. Click here to see the image gallery for this extension.

In the frame - Period Living May 2016

Period Living's Paula Woods talks about benefits of extending your home with a well executed oak framed extension. The article on page 137 features Oakmasters' oak framed and glazed extension with our green credentials and a guide price for the project. To check out the issue, click on the image above. Click here to see this extension image gallery.

ways to work wood into the home - April 2016

Grace Jalowiecka gives you a guide on the different ways to work wood into your home. Oakmasters' oak beam casings feature in the article online. Oakmasters recommends oak as a timeless material that adds warmth and character to traditional, but also contemporary homes. Click on the image above to read the full article. Read about this project in our case study or see our image gallery.

Readers' homes: opening up - Build It April 2016

Jane Crittenden visits David & Doreen in Kent and talks to them about their beautiful new oak framed home built by Oakmasters. The article on page 63 features the full story of how the house project progressed as well as plans and details of building companies involved. To buy a back copy of the magazine, click on the image above. Read our full case study or see all images in our gallery.

Open up to oak - i-build january 2016

Thanks to its strength, sustainability and natural beauty, oak has once again become the material of choice when creating spectacular ceiling features. Oakmasters, a specialist in oak structures, discusses what you need to consider when deciding on your ceiling solution on page 40. To download a back issue of the magazine, click on the image above. Visit our gallery for inspiration.

Designing an extension - Build It December 2015

Julian Owen explains on page 167, what approach you should take when designing an extension. The artice features a typical brief for an extension as well as fine examples of glazed oak framed extensions by Oakmasters. To buy a back copy of the magazine, click on the image above. Visit our extensions image galery or see our sun rooms, orangeries and garden rooms for inspiration.