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The Oakmasters Blog - posts tagged "sustainability"

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... 

Professional advice: 4 things to tell your customers about building with oak

Posted 8th Sep 2017

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.

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Professional Advice: How oak is the perfect choice for customers seeking sustainability

Posted 10th May 2017

Sustainability sells. According to a 2016 survey by the Carbon Trust, forty percent of British people are prepared to pay more for something that’s greener, better, or fairer, and across Europe consumers now consider environmental impact to be the third most important purchasing factor, behind only quality and price. With oak clearly a natural resource, it’s understandable that many homeowners may question its sustainability, so here are some useful facts you can give your customers to reassure them that building with oak is the ultimate environmentally friendly choice.

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Professional Advice - Using oak structurally: aesthetics vs practicality

Posted 6th Nov 2015

Some architects may find the idea of timber frame construction daunting. No one can argue with the fact that an oak finish is beautiful, but in today’s modern building design is there a place for oak framed construction? This article helps shed some light on oak as a practical construction material.

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Building with sustainable sources

Posted 18th Aug 2015

Do you worry that using oak within your home may be damaging the beautiful forests that surround us? We often get questions from customers on this topic and so we have decided to answer some of them

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5 reasons why oak is the ideal material for your home building, renovation and improvement projects

Posted 2nd Jul 2014

Whether you’re looking to redesign your kitchen, add an extension or build a new home from the ground up, take a look at the benefits using oak can provide.

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Get truly inspired this summer: our pick of the best home building and improvement shows

Posted 18th Jun 2014

Whether you’re planning on building your own home, adding an extension, or updating your interior for a fresh new look, get some design ideas and inspiration from this summer’s latest events across the UK. Take a look at our top suggestions on events not to miss!

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Oak beams can lower your energy bills - honest!

Posted 11th Jun 2014

With World Environment Day fresh in our minds, we take a look at some of the environmental considerations when building a home, from installing eco-friendly solutions to sourcing sustainable products.

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Why we use Oak

Posted 14th Nov 2012

Durable, practical, attractive and carbon neutral - oak is an exceptional material that improves with age...

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