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We are used to addressing misconceptions about oak here at Oakmasters. One of the myths commonly associated with using oak is that it’s only reserved for extensive country estates. This couldn’t be further from the truth, and some of the projects we are proudest of involve small cottages and modest urban homes, all using oak to create stunning visual spaces. Here are some examples of how using oak can ensure that small is definitely beautiful.Read more
Building your own property is rewarding and challenging in equal measure. Nothing can beat the thrill of knowing that the property you set foot in each day has been created from your own ideas, designs, or even by your own hands. Of course, it also involves months of planning, countless obstacles and lots of hard work, but every client we work with on self-build projects say that the end result and the sense of true ownership make everything worth it in the end. This is our guide to the latest developments in the oak self-build sector and what you need to know before embarking on your own project.Read more
Building your own home is a big undertaking. However, the excitement helps you smooth the ups and downs and most self-builders remember the journey positively. Possibly the best part is looking for inspiration and deciding what you want. If you are looking to build a small house, there is no reason, why it couldn’t be an oak framed house. Here is a couple of our best small oak house projects, which will hopefully inspire you to embark on an oak frame construction project.Read more