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The Oakmasters Blog - posts tagged "air dried oak"

Oakmasters' blog is full of useful information on sustainability, self building and oak framing as well as our latest news and case studies. Use the tag system at the bottom of this page to navigate to articles that interest you. We hope you enjoy reading... 

Five fabulous reasons to have an oak-framed building

Posted 21st Sep 2016

Good to look at and lovely to live with, oak-framed buildings can take so many different forms. It’s possible to build almost anything in beautifully crafted oak, from a modest porch to a grand manor house. Here we look not at the building of entire houses (which is something we also do), but at five other popular types of oak buildings and extensions.

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Green Oak or Air-Dried Oak?

Posted 8th Jun 2016

Architects and builders commissioned to produce oak-framed buildings, along with ourselves, will often be asked by clients why ‘green oak’ is preferable to ‘air dried oak’. There are very good reasons why green oak is usually better and we’ll look at those here – but first it’s necessary to clear up those descriptions ‘green’ and ‘dried’ because they are misleading. In short: green oak doesn’t even have a hint of green in its colouring and dried oak is almost never really dry.

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