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THE OAKWRIGHTS BLOG

ALL THE LATEST NEWS FROM OAKWRIGHTS, THE UK'S LEADING OAK HOME DESIGN AND BUILD COMPANY

The good life begins with a great oak frame or 3
18th October 2018 / posted by Dave Black
The good life begins with a great oak frame or 3
A story of one customer who required all 3 types of oakwrights building, each forming a unique part of an incredible lifestyle project.
Emma's on-site experience
11th October 2018 / posted by Dave Black
Emma's on-site experience
A look at my first visit to an oakwrights construction site in Lancashire. Early start at 5am in the middle of September.
All under one roof
17th July 2018 / posted by Dave Black
All under one roof
Find every type of oak frame structure, from modest home addition to grand country home, all in one place on the Oakwrights refreshed website.
7 steps to owning a Custom Build home.
6th March 2018 / posted by Dave Black
7 steps to owning a Custom Build home.
A further look at custom build and how we aim to simplify our approach for self-builders and future oak home owners.
What is a custom build home and is it right for your self build project?
13th February 2018 / posted by Dave Black
What is a custom build home and is it right for your self build project?
All you need to know about the Custom Build concept and how Oakwrights can assist you make the step to owning a bespoke custom build timber frame home
Frequently asked questions when creating an oak frame extension
22nd November 2017 / posted by Dave Black
Frequently asked questions when creating an oak frame extension
4 Frequently Asked Questions and a Couple of Top Tips from Charlie Mills, Manager of GreenRooms Oak Extensions.
Timber Framed House Kits
19th October 2017 / posted by Dave Black
Timber Framed House Kits
Piece together your dream oak home with an oak house kit, a step up from a basic 'flat-pack' house
Using Oak for garage and outbuilding construction
4th October 2017 / posted by Dave Black
Using Oak for garage and outbuilding construction
Why you should consider using oak as your material of choice when constructing a timber garage or oak outbuilding
How affordable is an oak framed house?
2nd October 2017 / posted by Dave Black
How affordable is an oak framed house?
Let us guide you through the costing elements of a timber house build, there's a host of choices and we can help you control costs throughout a project
Building eco-friendly timber frame houses
29th September 2017 / posted by Dave Black
Building eco-friendly timber frame houses
In this second in a series of blogs featuring the Woodhouse, we take a look at the mechanical ventilation heat recovery system installed at our show home, something which will be of interest to any discerning self-builder.
Oakwrights HQ: An Oak-framed Sunroom
21st September 2017 / posted by Dave Black
Oakwrights HQ: An Oak-framed Sunroom
In the year 2014, the Oakwrights team decided to begin the necessary expansion of their offices following the growing success and interest in our GreenRooms extensions products.
Ideas for your Room Above Garage Space
12th September 2017 / posted by Dave Black
Ideas for your Room Above Garage Space
A Room Over Garage creates space that can be used for a variety of leisure activities, the imagination being the only limitation!
The Story of a Stunning Oak conservatory in North Yorkshire
4th August 2017 / posted by Dave Black
The Story of a Stunning Oak conservatory in North Yorkshire
When looking to install a sunroom at his property in North Yorkshire, Paul Bappoo turned to the team at GreenRooms By Oakwrights to assist in the design and construction.
The Realms of Possibility – Garages with options: The Highgrove & The Kenchester
28th July 2017 / posted by Dave Black
The Realms of Possibility – Garages with options: The Highgrove & The Kenchester
An insight into the Oakwrights single storey garages from Zoe Grey, Oakwrights Country Buildings representative (extraordinaire)
An Oak Framed House in Hampshire - A Choice Location
21st July 2017 / posted by Dave Black
An Oak Framed House in Hampshire - A Choice Location
A beautiful home in a beautiful location. A story told from the perspective of Oakwrights 'man in the South West', Anthony Carroll
Oak Framing in the West Midlands – A First Time Adventure
14th July 2017 / posted by Dave Black
Oak Framing in the West Midlands – A First Time Adventure
This particular self-build journey began back in 2012 when Richard and Pam Pearse first reached out to Oakwrights. Given that I hadn’t yet made my move from Mallet to Mercedes at this point, I will begin with a little back story.
Oakwrights Outbuildings – 'Organically Grown'
14th July 2017 / posted by Dave Black
Oakwrights Outbuildings – 'Organically Grown'
Since they were first married, Jeremy and Julie Stobart knew they wanted to self-build one day, and began working towards this dream in 2009. Read more about this outbuilding complex and be inspired to build your own bespoke oak outbuilding.
Oakwrights Country Buildings and Deranged, combine forces at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017
7th July 2017 / posted by Dave Black
Oakwrights Country Buildings and Deranged, combine forces at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017
Last weekend, Country Buildings returned to Goodwood Festival of Speed in a collaboration to showcase the incredible modified vehicles of custom car brand Deranged Vehicles, using our single-storey 3 Bay Highgrove oak garage.
A Country Mile from Your Average Garage
30th June 2017 / posted by Dave Black
A Country Mile from Your Average Garage
Deciding between a garage or a home office? With a room over garage, you can have both!
Passive House – your questions answered
7th June 2017 / posted by Dave Black
Passive House – your questions answered
With Oakwrights having now completed the first Oak framed Passive House in the UK, we thought we would focus on this relatively new approach to building and answer some typical questions that many people will have when considering ‘Passiv Haus’ on their self-build journey.
Six ways to transform your outdoor space with oak
19th May 2017 / posted by Dave Black
Six ways to transform your outdoor space with oak
Oak framed buildings are ideal for creating a useable outdoor space and adding value to your home.
Meeting the demand for self-build in Scotland
11th May 2017 / posted by Dave Black
Meeting the demand for self-build in Scotland
With the appetite for self-build continuing to grow in Scotland, Iain Hendry explains how Oakwrights can help you build your dream home.
Oakwrights help smooth the planning process
24th August 2016 / posted by Dave Black
Oakwrights help smooth the planning process
So, you've decided to turn your dream into a reality and set out on your self-build journey. One of your first jobs will be to find the perfect plot of land, closely followed by the vital task of obtaining planning permission.
How to make your GreenRoom ‘greener’
5th August 2016 / posted by Dave Black
How to make your GreenRoom ‘greener’
Natural light is one of the most desirable qualities of any modern home, so making the most of it is often a top priority when extending a property.
Find out how Oakwrights let your lifestyle take centre stage
15th July 2016 / posted by Dave Black
Find out how Oakwrights let your lifestyle take centre stage
Adding space to existing rooms such as kitchens and dining areas can be incredibly effective, but the options don’t end there. Increasingly, homeowners are planning brand new rooms designed specifically with their lifestyle and families in mind.
Oakwrights to set the stage for Countryfile Live 2016
26th June 2016 / posted by Dave Black
Oakwrights to set the stage for Countryfile Live 2016
The Oakwrights 'GreenRooms' team are set to star in BBC Countryfile’s first live show this year, taking place at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire between 4-7 August.
Adding Value To Your Home with an Oakwrights oak frame extension
23rd June 2016 / posted by Dave Black
Adding Value To Your Home with an Oakwrights oak frame extension
Improving your home can not only give you more space, but add value and make it more saleable in the future.
Oakwrights to star at Countryfile Live 2016
17th June 2016 / posted by Dave Black
Oakwrights to star at Countryfile Live 2016
Oakwrights are getting set to star in Countryfile live 2016, BBC Countryfile’s first live show, taking place 4-7 August 2016 at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

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