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Advice for your self-build journey

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Financing and budgeting for your oak framed self-build house 

Find out how we can help you with budgeting for your self-build or custom build journey.

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Frequently asked questions 

These are rights that apply in England and grant automatic planning permission for certain types of development.

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Finding your plot

When looking for a plot, the first thing you should consider is to look not just at available land but at a plot that has an existing property that could be demolished and replaced. This will give you more scope for finding your perfect location by opening up the possibility of building your dream oak frame home in a greenfield location where available plots of land can be scarce.

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Planning permission

Your oak frame new build and possibly your extension will require planning permission from your relevant local authority (or National Park).

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The benefits of building with a timber frame

With almost 22% of new build and self-build homes being constructed using timber framing techniques, this traditional construction method is more popular than ever.

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Speed of construction

As oak frame structures can be constructed offsite, time on site is significantly reduced. This means external factors that can cause delays such as weather are less of a factor than when building with bricks and mortar.

One thing to note is the importance of making sure you are happy with your design before your frame is constructed as it is hard to make amendments after this stage.

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Designed with structure in mind

Due to the strength of green oak, your home can be designed so that the oak frame supports your entire house. This gives more flexibility in design allowing for expansive spaces to be created as there is no need for internal load-bearing walls.

To achieve the best possible oak framed outcome for your dream house or forever build, it is important that you choose to work with a specialist company that understands the best way to work with an oak frame to give you a design that meets all your requirements aesthetically and practically.

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