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The Oakmasters Blog - posts tagged "oak beams"

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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Handcrafted oak beam covers that don’t need to fake it

Posted 2nd Aug 2017

Rich in architectural history and with a longevity outstripping any other native hardwood, oak beams add a unique kind of structural beauty to a space. Their popularity in both renovations and self-builds has never been higher, yet with open plan living being so important to modern family life, the look of oak beams often has to be sacrificed for the extreme load-bearing qualities of rolled steel joists (RSJs). Oak beam casings solve this by transforming the aesthetic of unsightly beams and lintels.

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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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Extra flair: adding the perfect finishing touch with special oak features

Posted 14th Jun 2017

The beauty of oak is that you can use as much or as little in your home, depending on your style and your requirements, and still benefit from the warmth and atmosphere it creates. Whether your home boasts an oak frame, exposed oak beams or oak posts and trusses, each individual feature has its own charm.

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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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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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Modern vs. Traditional Oak Design

Posted 9th Oct 2014

Everyone has different opinions when it comes to design, but when building or renovating your home, would you choose a modern or more traditional style? Here we take a look at how oak fits well for both types of design.

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