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The Oakmasters Blog - posts tagged "professional-advice"

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: Why Oak? Five ways oak can increase the value and appeal of a property

Posted 20th Jan 2017

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.

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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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