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... 

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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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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