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The Oakmasters Blog - posts tagged "oak frame design"

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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Small packages: Oak isn’t only for large properties

Posted 22nd Jun 2017

We are used to addressing misconceptions about oak here at Oakmasters. One of the myths commonly associated with using oak is that it’s only reserved for extensive country estates. This couldn’t be further from the truth, and some of the projects we are proudest of involve small cottages and modest urban homes, all using oak to create stunning visual spaces. Here are some examples of how using oak can ensure that small is definitely beautiful.

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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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Going solo: Our guide to everything you need to know about building your own oak framed home

Posted 17th May 2017

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.

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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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