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...
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.Read more
Quality assurance plays a huge role in every industry. Making sure that the products, services and delivery provided to customers meet the highest possible standards should be a top priority for every business owner. The world of oak construction is no different, and actually, quality takes on an extra level of importance in our industry, because we are dealing with the safety and security of people’s homes. Here is our guide to what quality means in the world of oak, and the measures we take to ensure that the timber we use in our frames and components is the very best material for the job.Read more
Building your own property is rewarding and challenging in equal measure. Nothing can beat the thrill of knowing that the property you set foot in each day has been created from your own ideas, designs, or even by your own hands. Of course, it also involves months of planning, countless obstacles and lots of hard work, but every client we work with on self-build projects say that the end result and the sense of true ownership make everything worth it in the end. This is our guide to the latest developments in the oak self-build sector and what you need to know before embarking on your own project.Read more