In Support of St Michael's Hospice
From Friday 21 September at 5pm through to 5pm on Saturday 22 September a good few members of the Oakwrights Team spared a little time and energy to raise money for St Michael’s Hospice.
Building on Sloping Sites
Embarking on building a new home can be a challenging prospect; if you have the additional intricacies of a sloping site then careful planning needs to take place well before work gets under way.
Planning process for a replacement dwelling
Gaining planning approval for a new house in a rural location can be challenging, particularly in scenic areas where controls on development may be particularly restrictive. But don’t let this phase you; as seen in our East Devon case study below, there are routes that can be taken to build your dream home.
From Paperboy to Frame Designer
I struggled in tests and sitting around listening to the teachers and I was always a lot more practical and hands on. My first clue as to a career path I might enjoy came from an Oak coffee table I made in design and technology and put more effort into than any classroom based work...
The Oakwrights Summer Roadshow
With heatwaves, blue skies, and not a cloud in sight, summer in the UK is inarguably in full swing, and so are the fairs, festivals and shows that Oakwrights is exhibiting at. Read on to find out where Oakwrights will be taking their structures first this show season...
Frames Designed to Last, Systems Designed to Preserve
Looking ahead to next year, Oakwrights will be celebrating its 20th anniversary; so, ahead of this huge milestone, it seemed only appropriate to look back at the roots of the company, to see some of the innovations and solutions that have built us up (pun intended) to where we are today and reflect upon the progress we have made over these years, as a company that values tradition and innovation in equal stead.
A Perfect Spring Open Day
Friday the 18 May turned out to be a gorgeous sunny day and saw the Oakwrights team at Richard and Pam Pearse’s house in Worcestershire. It was very kind of Richard and Pam to open their house to potential self-builders who are looking for inspiration.