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Simply Scandi - Good Homes magazine May 2019

Carol and Nigel London extended their 1930s semi with a distinctly Scandinavian-style oak-framed addition. Debbie Jeffery writes about the couple's journey in the May edition of Good Homes Magazine on page 142. Download full article.  © Good Homes magazine, as featured in the May issue of Good Homes, on sale 27th March 2019.

Let us count the ways to do self-build - iBuild Magazine October 2018

Self-build homes come in all shapes and sizes – and self-build projects span everything from a simple porch extension to an entirely new house, meaning the self-build route itself takes many forms. Oakmasters discusses which form of self-build is right for you, on pages 14 and 15 of iBuild magazine. For more Oak framed house inspiration, read some of our oak framed house case studies, or visit our house picture gallery.

Second time lucky - Build It magazine November 2017

Read about the vision and perseverance of a Sussex couple, when converting their oak  framed barn into a glorious family home, with the help from Oakmasters. Page 41 in November issue of Build It magazine. To read more about this striking oak framed building, see our case study.

Why build with oak? - Build It magazine November 2017

Oak frame offers a natural appeal and characterful allure, but is it right for your self-build? Emily Smith looks at the main benefits of this construction method on page 64 of November's issue of Build It magazine. For more reasons why to build with oak, see our oak framed houses page.

Inspiring oak homes - Build It Magazine November 2017

Feast your eyes on a diverse range of homes, which prove that oak frame is suitable for any house style, whether traditional, contemporary or somewhere in between. Page 67, in November issue of Build It magazine. For inspirational homes from Oakmasters, see our oak framed houses gallery.

Why build with oak - iBuild Magazine july 2017

Oak is an affordable luxury that adds warmth, vitality and ambience to any development. Few people can resist the charms of oak, but aesthetics are not the only reason to choose it. Read up on the three good reasons to choose oak on pages 46-47 of July issue of iBuild magazine. See more ideas on oak structures in our gallery.

Oak charm - Build It Magazine July 2017

A renovation project evolved into a self build opportunity, allowing Peter Crosdil to create the oak framed house he'd always wanted. Read the full story on page 51 of July issue of Build It Magazine.To see more of this project, visit this oak framed house gallery.

Dormer windows - Build It Magazine July 2017

Inserting a window into the slope of the roof could be the best way to maximise space in your home, but it's got to look right on the outside. Emily Smith investigates the options on page 80 of July issue of Build It magazine. For more ideas of oak framed buildings with or without dormer windows, visit our gallery.

Extending in Oak - Homebuilding & Renovating magazine June 2017

Want an extension with instant character? Oak frame could provide the solution. Claire Lloyd investigates what you need to consider before extending in oak, on page 163 of June's issue of Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. For more inspired ideas on oak framed extensions, visit our oak extensions gallery.

Planning & outbuildings - Build It magazine June 2017

Mike Dade offers his expert advice on page 104 of Build It magazine June issue, on the best ways to proceed with an outbuilding, whether your project falls under permitted development or you need to apply for full planning consent. Read up on our advice on planning in our blog.

5 inspiring outbuildings - Build It magazine June 2017

Looking for ideas for your new garden room? The eye-catching structures on page 108 of June's edition of Build It magazine could provide you with the perfect addition to your property. Find more ideas in our garden room gallery.

Oak framed swimming pool buildings: the ultimate luxury extension to your house - iBuild magazine May 2017

An oak framed swimming pool house is certainly a mark of luxury, but have you thought that it could be just the thing to create that wow factor for your property? Rebecca Kemp from iBuild magazine tells us a few useful things to know. To get inspired for your next project, visit our oak swimming pools gallery. To read the full article, click here.

How to increase value and appeal of your property with oak - iBuild magazine April 2017

Choosing to build with oak is usually a matter of taste. We love it for its strength, raw beauty and warmth. There simply is nothing like a traditionally designed oak framed house. If building your dream home is not quite on the agenda yet, there are many ways you can use oak to increase the value and appeal of your property. Read the full article in iBuild magazine. Find further inspiration in our oak framed buildings gallery.

Oak frame: the basics - Build It magazine June 2017

The distinctive shakes, character and honeyed hue of an oak frame are a winning combination for may homeowners, but it is also a robust building material, that offers fantastic sustainability credentials, says Emily Smith on page 82 of Build It magazine this April. Find inspiration for your next project in our oak houses gallery or click here to subscribe to Build It magazine.

10 things you need to know about oak frame - Homebuilding & Renovating magazine October 2016

Homebuilding and Renovating magazine talks to the industry insiders about important things to consider when looking to build an oak framed house. Read the article including tips from Oakmasters on page 37. Click here to subscribe to the magazine. View our gallery to get inspiration for your own project.

Our project shortlisted for Best Oak Framed Home Award by Build It magazine

Jachin Barn, a joint project by Oakmasters and Mailen Design architects has been shortlisted for the prestigious Build It magazine award in the Best Oak Framed Home category. Click here to see the project gallery. Click here to visit the architects' website.

Using oak, with confidence - Architects Data File July 2016

Oak-framed buildings are enjoying a renewed popularity due to the material’s strength characteristics. Ed Hamilton of Oakmasters explores why green oak has a place in modern construction and addresses structural questions on page 49. To read the July 2016 online issue of Architects Data File, click on the image above.

Self-builder uses local resources for organic country hideaway - i-Build July 2016

i-Build's editor Hannah Franckiewicz visits an Oakmasters designed and built home and talks to the owner Peter about how he turned his vision of the dream home into reality. For the full article, click on the image above. To read the July edition of the magazine, visit i-Build Magazine.

Build a new home on your existing plot - Grand designs July 2016

A neglected piece of garden, a dilapidated garage or some disused outbuildings could be just the place to build your future house, says Jane Crittenden in July's issue of Grand Designs Magazine. The article on page 124 features Oakmasters' bijou retirement oak framed home built in place of a four bay garage in Kent. To read the article abstract or to download the magazine, click on the image above. Read the full case study, or visit our image galery to see the project in case.

Package houses explained - build it may 2016

Whether you are a seasoned self-build pro or are about to begin your first project, engaging the services of a package build provider may be the smoothest path to your dream abode, says Build It's Rebecca Foster. The article on page 87 features Oakmasters' project of a country manor house in Sussex. To buy a back copy of the magazine, click on the image above. Read the case study for this house or see the image gallery.

Guide to designing an extension - build it May 2016

Build It's Julian Owen explains how taking the right approach to planning a suitable extension project can help you reap the rewards. The article online features a striking extension made using an oak frame structure by Oakmasters. It is complemented by large expanses of fixed and openable glazed panes and rooflights. Click on the image above to read the full article online. Click here to see the image gallery for this extension.

In the frame - Period Living May 2016

Period Living's Paula Woods talks about benefits of extending your home with a well executed oak framed extension. The article on page 137 features Oakmasters' oak framed and glazed extension with our green credentials and a guide price for the project. To check out the issue, click on the image above. Click here to see this extension image gallery.

ways to work wood into the home - April 2016

Grace Jalowiecka gives you a guide on the different ways to work wood into your home. Oakmasters' oak beam casings feature in the article online. Oakmasters recommends oak as a timeless material that adds warmth and character to traditional, but also contemporary homes. Click on the image above to read the full article. Read about this project in our case study.

Readers' homes: opening up - Build It April 2016

Jane Crittenden visits David & Doreen in Kent and talks to them about their beautiful new oak framed home built by Oakmasters. The article on page 63 features the full story of how the house project progressed as well as plans and details of building companies involved. To buy a back copy of the magazine, click on the image above. Read our full case study or see all images in our gallery.

Open up to oak - i-build january 2016

Thanks to its strength, sustainability and natural beauty, oak has once again become the material of choice when creating spectacular ceiling features. Oakmasters, a specialist in oak structures, discusses what you need to consider when deciding on your ceiling solution on page 40. To download a back issue of the magazine, click on the image above. Visit our gallery for inspiration.

Designing an extension - Build It December 2015

Julian Owen explains on page 167, what approach you should take when designing an extension. The artice features a typical brief for an extension as well as fine examples of glazed oak framed extensions by Oakmasters. To buy a back copy of the magazine, click on the image above. Visit our extensions image galery or see our sun rooms, orangeries and garden rooms for inspiration.