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The Oakmasters Blog

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... 

New Year: New Ways to Add Value to Your House Using Green Oak

Posted 14th Jan 2016

If you are thinking of putting your property on the market in 2016 or would just like to improve it for the long term, using green oak will prove a worthwhile investment. From building an extension and replacing a roof to simply adding a beam to your fireplace, the warm, natural tones of wood will enhance any home - be it period or modern.

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Helping You Decide: the Difference Between Garden Rooms, Orangeries and Conservatories

Posted 9th Dec 2015

Oak framed garden rooms, orangeries and conservatories offer beautiful living spaces in the outdoors, often with extraordinary views across Great British gardens without the need to suffer the Great British weather.

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Case study: Oak Frame dining room extension

Posted 25th Nov 2015

When Susie and Paul decided to add a dining room extension to their period style country home, they were looking for an inspired idea. They knew they wanted an oak frame and they knew they wanted the extension to match the reclaimed oak cladding on the existing house. They were just looking for that image that would make them go: ‘This is the one we want.’ They found that inspiration in Oakmasters gallery and now, we caught up with them to see how they are enjoying their completed new dining room.

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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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Enjoy the UK’s woodlands all year round

Posted 24th Sep 2015

What’s not to love about woodlands? At Oakmasters, what we look forward to the most is being able to explore the many different woodlands across the UK. Each season brings a different experience and a breathtaking palette of colours.

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Building a porch – 5 things to consider

Posted 23rd Sep 2015

An oak porch can be a great addition to your home. Whether you are looking to create an additional space to store coats and shoes, or are just planning to create a small shelter to shake off water before entering your house, there are a few things to think about before you set out on this project.

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Planning permission: A quick guide for your next project

Posted 15th Sep 2015

Whether you've found a suitable plot of land and want to start your own self build, or you want to carry out some renovation work on your existing property, one of the most important issues to consider is whether it will be possible to gain planning permission to build.

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Case study: An impressive 3 bay oak garage in Sussex

Posted 10th Sep 2015

We caught up with one of our customers once his project was completed to get his feedback on the process and to see what it was like working with our specialist team at Oakmasters.

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