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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... 

16 autumn events to help you with your next home project

Posted 8th Sep 2015

If you’re planning on making changes to your home, or would love to build your dream home from the ground up, there are lots of places for you to get help, advice and inspiration.

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Building with sustainable sources

Posted 18th Aug 2015

Do you worry that using oak within your home may be damaging the beautiful forests that surround us? We often get questions from customers on this topic and so we have decided to answer some of them

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Oakmasters shortlisted for Build It Award in Best Oak Frame Home category

Posted 10th Aug 2015

Oakmasters have been short listed for this coveted industry award in the Best Oak Frame Home category, with a retirement home project.

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Finding a suitable plot of land for your self build

Posted 3rd Aug 2015

How do you go about finding land on which to build your dream home? We share 9 tips to help you get started.

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Top 10 tips for designing your bespoke pool building

Posted 8th Jul 2015

When considering a pool building, there’s a lot more to think about than just the pool itself. Jenny, our in-house designer, shares her top 10 things to consider.

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Why this year should be the year that you build your dream home

Posted 5th Jul 2015

Building your own dream home from the ground up can be exciting, but for many, it remains just a concept. Despite this, we constantly find ourselves in awe of homes that we see on our TV screens, for example Grand Designs, where homeowners come up with lavish and unusual creations.

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Case study: An impressive oak pool building in rural Sussex

Posted 23rd Jun 2015

When a customer approaches us with an idea or drawings for a project that pushes the boundaries of oak framing, it’s always an exciting prospect. For this unique oak framed pool building project in particular, the wide spans involved required specialist craftsmanship and attention.

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Get inspired this summer with our pick of the best homebuilding and renovation events!

Posted 29th May 2015

The long awaited summer is now fast approaching, but it looks set to be another very busy few months, with a collection of different homebuilding and renovation events to visit throughout June, July and August.

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