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... 

Making money from your oak framed investment

Posted 7th Nov 2019

Looking to join the ever-popular holiday letting empire? Here is a guide as to how you could make money from your beautiful oak-framed building whilst adding value to your house and earning you a comfortable income.

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How to save money when building an oak framed house

Posted 1st Oct 2019

Building an oak framed house can be inexpensive by keeping to a few basic rules. Keep the design simple; design an energy efficient build to reduce running costs; shop around to get the best house insurance quotes; invest in good quality insulation for the house and reduce cut off waste and labour time by using standard size building materials

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5 of our best oak framed swimming pool building projects

Posted 7th Aug 2019

Planning to build a swimming pool? Here are 5 of our most captivating pool buildings to help the creative juices flowing for your own pool project.

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Case study: Bespoke oak garage in keeping with a listed oak barn

Posted 20th Jun 2019

Sussex couple build a large bespoke oak framed garage to use as carport and storage space, as well as guest accommodation.

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Add appeal to your project with a vaulted oak roof

Posted 7th Jun 2019

Vertical spaces feel luxurious and one would struggle to find those opposed to vaulted roofs and feature oak trusses. There is simply something that draws us towards the vast expanse of space and the warmth of timber.

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Case study: An oak framed pool house that brings joy all year round

Posted 28th Mar 2019

Open pools can be off-putting in the infamous British climate. But a Somerset couple make use of theirs every day of the year, thanks to the oak framed pool house.

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Case study: Oak garden room - a lovely extension to a listed cottage

Posted 13th Mar 2019

Glazed oak structure replaces an old conservatory and gives this period cottage a much-desired family space, flooded with daylight.

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Glulam timber frames – Oakmasters embraces a new material

Posted 25th Feb 2019

Oakmasters' capabilities now include producing timber frame buildings using glulam as well as traditional oak framing. Here, we introduce glulam, discuss its benefits and provide some inspiration from independent projects around the world.

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