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... 

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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Oakmasters guide to garden rooms and sunrooms

Posted 28th May 2015

Summer is almost here, but with the great British weather, us Britons have to employ good lateral thinking in order to enjoy our beautiful gardens. One way you can make the most of your outdoor space, come rain or shine, is with a beautiful garden room or sunroom.

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How to add the ‘wow factor’ to your home this summer

Posted 12th May 2015

With spring well under way and summer fast approaching, now is the time that many people start self build, renovation, or home improvement projects. We therefore thought we would share 6 ideas to help create a home that stands out and has the ‘wow factor’.

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Case study: An oak framed annex home in rural Kent

Posted 10th May 2015

David and Doreen created this beautiful oak framed dwelling within the grounds of an existing plot, belonging to their son. Their desire was to build a place for themselves that would allow them to be close to their family, but at the same time give them full privacy and independence.

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Case study: An oak framed orangery for a country home

Posted 9th Apr 2015

Are you planning on building an extension onto your home, or perhaps a garden room to seamlessly connect your property with your outdoor space? We think this oak framed orangery project may help to fill you with inspiration!

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Case study: Sunroom project in Surrey

Posted 8th Apr 2015

We go back and speak with our customer, to find out exactly what they think of their completed sunroom project and we ask what it was like to work with us at Oakmasters.

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