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The Oakmasters Blog - posts tagged "green 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... 

Professional Advice: How oak is the perfect choice for customers seeking sustainability

Posted 10th May 2017

Sustainability sells. According to a 2016 survey by the Carbon Trust, forty percent of British people are prepared to pay more for something that’s greener, better, or fairer, and across Europe consumers now consider environmental impact to be the third most important purchasing factor, behind only quality and price. With oak clearly a natural resource, it’s understandable that many homeowners may question its sustainability, so here are some useful facts you can give your customers to reassure them that building with oak is the ultimate environmentally friendly choice.

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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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Professional Advice: Myths about Using Green Oak in Construction - Busted! Part 2

Posted 25th May 2016

In a previous blog we looked at myths surrounding the use of oak as a building material. Here we examine misplaced concerns about oak in construction, design and maintenance – and see how wood is good!

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Professional Advice - Using oak structurally: aesthetics vs practicality

Posted 6th Nov 2015

Some architects may find the idea of timber frame construction daunting. No one can argue with the fact that an oak finish is beautiful, but in today’s modern building design is there a place for oak framed construction? This article helps shed some light on oak as a practical construction material.

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Introducing Oakmasters encapsulated glazing system

Posted 4th Dec 2014

We can definitely feel the temperatures dropping, with frosty mornings starting to appear and it’s reported to get even colder over the weekend. However, when you’re relaxing at home, how do you shut out the winter weather? Don’t just close your curtains and turn up your heating… Make sure you have a good quality glazing system for your doors and windows.

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5 reasons why oak is the ideal material for your home building, renovation and improvement projects

Posted 2nd Jul 2014

Whether you’re looking to redesign your kitchen, add an extension or build a new home from the ground up, take a look at the benefits using oak can provide.

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Maintenance & treatments for our products

Posted 14th Nov 2012

Essentially, oak beams are maintenance-free and it is not necessary to treat them...

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A quick guide to our finishes and processes

Posted 14th Nov 2012

How we achieve our high quality oakwork and what level of finish is right for your build?

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