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The Oakmasters Blog - posts tagged "about oak"

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... 

Getting cosy: fabulous oak features to warm up your home for the winter

Posted 5th Oct 2017

As autumn sets in and the days get darker, our thoughts are already beginning to turn to ways to warm up our homes and ourselves as the winter creeps closer. From stunning fireplace beams to bespoke living room extensions, oak can be used in copious ways to create a comfortable and stylish home that’s well equipped for the colder months. Here is our run down of the best ways to enjoy oak this winter.

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Professional advice: 4 things to tell your customers about building with oak

Posted 8th Sep 2017

Our experience tells us that customers often have a lot of questions when it comes to using oak in their homes and building projects. From first-time oak users nervous about the safety and durability of oak, to those wanting more intricate designs and complex features, people want to know how oak can suit their needs. Here are four commonly asked questions about oak and the answers you can confidently give your customers to encourage them to embrace this incredibly beautiful and versatile building material.

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Fit for a King: 7 oak king post trusses to transform your home

Posted 19th Jul 2017

True to its name, the majestic oak king post truss makes an impressive addition to any room. With the help of our expert designers and craftsmen, the trusses can be built to suit any size, style or layout. We’ve selected six of our favourite examples to give you a taste of how oak king post trusses could add an extra sense of occasion to your home.

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Professional Advice: How oak is the perfect choice for customers seeking sustainability

Posted 10th May 2017

Sustainability sells. According to a 2016 survey by the Carbon Trust, forty percent of British people are prepared to pay more for something that’s greener, better, or fairer, and across Europe consumers now consider environmental impact to be the third most important purchasing factor, behind only quality and price. With oak clearly a natural resource, it’s understandable that many homeowners may question its sustainability, so here are some useful facts you can give your customers to reassure them that building with oak is the ultimate environmentally friendly choice.

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Making an Entrance: Complete your home with a beautiful oak framed porch

Posted 27th Mar 2017

Picture this: you’ve spent months designing, building or converting your dream home. Inside, everything is perfect, with interior design to die for and rooms full of character and special features. Outside, you may have an ultra modern look or the perfect chocolate box country exterior. So what can make this picture even more appealing? To ensure your house makes an impact from the very moment your guests approach your property, you should consider the addition of an oak framed porch or entrance feature to your home. Here are a few ideas on how to make the ultimate first impression.

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Great Garages: How to make your oak framed garage as impressive as your property

Posted 14th Mar 2017

When building your dream home, you want everything to stand out, from the entrance hall to the outbuildings. Instead of simply a space for your car and somewhere to store excess belongings, an oak framed garage can be one of the jewels in your property crown. Whether you keep it as a sturdy home to keep your car dry over the winter months, or develop into an extra entertainment space, there’s no reason for your garage to simply be an afterthought.

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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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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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