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...
Rich in architectural history and with a longevity outstripping any other native hardwood, oak beams add a unique kind of structural beauty to a space. Their popularity in both renovations and self-builds has never been higher, yet with open plan living being so important to modern family life, the look of oak beams often has to be sacrificed for the extreme load-bearing qualities of rolled steel joists (RSJs). Oak beam casings solve this by transforming the aesthetic of unsightly beams and lintels.Read more
With the New Year comes a host of new projects and developments, and using oak can vastly improve the appearance, impact and most importantly, value of a property or extension. Here are five good reasons to consider using oak in your next building project.Read more
When undertaking a new build or extension project, planning the materials is a vital part of the puzzle. Not surprisingly, at Oakmasters we always advocate oak frames and oak beams in any construction project, but we also realise it’s not always possible to use oak on its own. However, oak is a versatile material and offers an infinite number of options from cosmetic finishing touches to structural solutions. Here are three ways that oak can be combined with other materials in order to create striking results.Read more
We’re always interested to speak with customers after the work has been carried out, to see what it was like working with us. We had some lovely feedback from a recent customer and thought we would share it here, on our blog.Read more
We get asked a number of questions by our customers and so to help, we’ve decided to answer some of these on our blog; from what products we offer, to where our oak is sourced, as well as providing examples of our work.Read more
Sharing some great news from some of our projects...Read more