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The Oakmasters Blog - posts tagged "case study"

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: Craftsmanship shines through in dramatic oak-framed extension

Posted 12th Oct 2017

When it came to their family home, Mick and his wife Julie wanted to bring handcrafted brilliance to an ambitious extension project. The Georgian country house, which started life as a pub, has doubled in size with a triple-gabled oak framed extension. Packed with unique timber features and full of natural light, it maximises the character of the 300-year-old original structure. Rather than simply adding floor space, this large extension makes a statement in the best possible way.

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Case study: Oak framed orangery with dual aspect timber glazing

Posted 31st Jul 2017

A rejected planning application turned into an opportunity for the owners of an 80-year-old cottage to make the most of its stunning South Downs location. They opted for an oak framed orangery which has added more than fifty percent to the cottage’s floorplan, while timber bi-fold doors open the generous family living space out into the countryside. Natural oak beams bring these two worlds together, while adding warmth and definition to the remodelled interior.

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Case Study: Oak porch and glazed oak frame extension on a townhouse

Posted 27th Jun 2017

London couple add an oak porch and opt to build a dining/garden room oak extension on their townhouse, which would let in plenty of light and make generous use of oak for a warm and natural feel.

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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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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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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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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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Organic Oak Barn in Sussex

Posted 30th Aug 2016

Having bought a plot on the edge of a national park with derelict farm buildings, Peter approached Oakmasters to design his dream oak framed home, help him secure the planning permission and supply and assemble the oak frame.

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