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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.Read more
We know from experience that everyone’s tastes are different. Whether it’s the rustic country charm of a listed building, or the sleek, clean lines of a modern masterpiece, there really is something for everyone when it comes to houses. What’s not always appreciated, however, is that as a building material, oak can suit all of these styles, fitting seamlessly into your dream house whether modern or traditional in appearance. Here are three inspiring examples of oak projects with a contemporary twist.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Set in 20 acres of beautiful Sussex countryside, Peter’s modern manor house is the oak framed home he always dreamt of. Built to Oakmasters’ design following Peter’s specifications, it is a fine example of modern oak framing techniques.Read more