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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... 

How to find good contractors

Posted 14th Nov 2012

Oakmasters operates country-wide via a network of partners, whom we chose very carefully. We only work with highly professional contractors who offer an efficient and cost-effective service.

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Advice on financing your build

Posted 14th Nov 2012

Even if you are certain you have planned the finances of your build down to the very last detail, it’s almost guaranteed that your costs will fluctuate.

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Finding a plot

Posted 14th Nov 2012

What differentiates a piece of land from a building plot?

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Advice on starting a build project

Posted 14th Nov 2012

For any self build project over 30 square metres in base area we recommend that the planning office is your first port of call. Without planning permission your entire self build project could grind to a halt.

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Advice for self builders

Posted 14th Nov 2012

General advice and help for self builders...

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Maintenance & treatments for our products

Posted 14th Nov 2012

Essentially, oak beams are maintenance-free and it is not necessary to treat them...

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A quick guide to our finishes and processes

Posted 14th Nov 2012

How we achieve our high quality oakwork and what level of finish is right for your build?

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How to keep costs down by using softwood

Posted 14th Nov 2012

To keep costs down it may sometimes be preferable manufacture certain components of your building using softwood...

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