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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... 

Case Study: Three-Bay Garage, Entrance Porch And Home Enhancements

Posted 22nd Feb 2017

Always a fan of traditional oak-framed buildings, when George bought this beautiful but tired listed property in Sussex, he immediately saw the potential to restore it to its original glory. By applying oak features to the interior and exterior, adding a stunning garage development and a new porch, the house acquired valuable additional space and looked even more impressive than before.

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Our best small oak framed houses

Posted 15th Feb 2017

Building your own home is a big undertaking. However, the excitement helps you smooth the ups and downs and most self-builders remember the journey positively. Possibly the best part is looking for inspiration and deciding what you want. If you are looking to build a small house, there is no reason, why it couldn’t be an oak framed house. Here is a couple of our best small oak house projects, which will hopefully inspire you to embark on an oak frame construction project.

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Aiming high: How an oak roof can top off the perfect property

Posted 7th Feb 2017

When building or renovating your dream home, using oak can ensure that all aspects of the property are not only strong in structure, but impressive and beautiful to look at as well. Thanks to its strength, sustainability and aesthetic beauty, oak is the natural choice for stunning ceiling features which really make an impact. At Oakmasters, we create a huge range of oak rooves and trusses for our clients, and here is our guide on how to get started, as well as some examples of the stunning results you can achieve.

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Professional Advice: Why Oak? Five ways oak can increase the value and appeal of a property

Posted 20th Jan 2017

With the New Year comes a host of new projects and developments, and using oak can vastly improve the appearance, impact and most importantly, value of a property or extension. Here are five good reasons to consider using oak in your next building project.

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Create more space with beautiful oak framed extensions

Posted 26th Dec 2016

So that’s it, Christmas is over for another year: the turkey has been (almost) eaten, the drink flowing and the presents plentiful. But has this festive period shown you that you need room for a bigger dining table, a larger family area to accommodate all your relatives, or more space to play charades in? If you’re considering building an extension to make next Christmas even more enjoyable, then we’ve got some great ideas to inspire you.

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Combining oak with other building materials

Posted 20th Dec 2016

When undertaking a new build or extension project, planning the materials is a vital part of the puzzle. Not surprisingly, at Oakmasters we always advocate oak frames and oak beams in any construction project, but we also realise it’s not always possible to use oak on its own. However, oak is a versatile material and offers an infinite number of options from cosmetic finishing touches to structural solutions. Here are three ways that oak can be combined with other materials in order to create striking results.

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Three oak frame projects we’re proud of

Posted 24th Nov 2016

We take huge pride in each of our projects, whether it’s providing beautiful oak beams for a new build or renovation, building a stunning oak frame pool house or designing and delivering an oak-clad property entirely from scratch. Here are three standout examples we’d like to share with you.

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Contemporary oak barn conversion case study

Posted 18th Nov 2016

Rob and Jo built an agricultural oak barn some years ago, in the hope that one day they might gain permission to convert it into a house. Their patience paid off and now they live in a stunning oak framed home. Being a traditional oak barn design, the house is full of character, but at the same time features all modern creature comforts to the highest spec.

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