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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... 

From acorn to mighty oak – Help our beautiful oak trees

Posted 18th Sep 2014

Did you know there are a handful of trees in the UK that have stood for thousands of years, living throughout history? However, many species of oak are also under threat of extinction in the wild, so take a look at how we can help them.

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WIN tickets to the London Homebuilding & Renovating and Home Improvement Show

Posted 18th Sep 2014

The London Homebuilding & Renovating and Home Improvement Show is perfect for everyone from frequent and first time self-builders, to people looking for inspiration for remodelling their homes. We've also got a pair of tickets to give away to the event!

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Get your home projects started with help from this autumn’s house building and improvement shows!

Posted 9th Sep 2014

Whether you’re building your own home from the ground up, adding an extension or just updating the interior, take a look at these upcoming autumn events, which are full of help, advice and inspiration to get your project under way.

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How to get your self build project off the ground

Posted 28th Aug 2014

We've taken a look at two important elements to your self build project; the design of your home and the timings. Read on for our tips and advice.

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How to maximise your time in the garden

Posted 21st Aug 2014

Whether you want to use it to relax and wind down after a long day or to entertain guests, your garden should be a comfortable space which is a seamless extension of your home. Take a look at our top 5 tips for transforming your garden into a room that can be used come rain or shine.

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Answering all of your oak questions!

Posted 20th Aug 2014

Getting started with a self build project, or adding beautiful new features to your home can be exciting, but it can also leave you with a number of questions. So, at Oakmasters, we have pulled together some of the most frequently asked questions we see, to help you understand the process from start to finish.

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A beginner’s guide to self building

Posted 7th Aug 2014

With a serious housing shortage across the UK, a generation of self builders has been created. Seeing your home gradually come together can be exciting, however, it may also be a daunting experience. To help you through the process, we've put together some of our top tips and advice.

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Make the most of your home with open plan living

Posted 30th Jul 2014

Does the idea of a big open plan communal room appeal to you? Kitchens, lounges, dining rooms and hallways could soon be a thing of the past, with ‘open plan living’.

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