On location - Four photo shoots in four days
Last week was a very busy week for Mark our photographer and myself. The weather forecast looked good so the decision was made to carry out four photo shoots in one week.
A Berkshire House Warming
David and Dawn Howard played hosts to all the building team involved in their self-build. The house was full, the food was lovely and the wine flowed.
On Site in the Guernsey Sunshine - Summer 2012
One of the best parts of being an oak framer is actually getting out and erecting the oak frame. I spend my days running the company and I find it rejuvenating to join one of the frame erection crews and help them put up one of our oak frames.
Simon & Vicky Parker Open Day
In the early hours of Saturday 26 May, Chris Eldred (Frame Designer), Ellie Harrison (Estimator) and I set off for Simon and Vicky Parkers’ home in Kent for Oakwrights’ third open day of the year.
A House Party in Full Swing - Spring Open Day April 2012
Oakwrights second open day this year, hosted by Bill and Gill Wade. We all met at 8.15am, for a hearty cooked breakfast laid on by our hosts.
Best Of Both Continued...
In addition to the current case study in Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine our MD Tim Crump sat down and quizzed Alison further on her charming barn style home.
A Happy New Year from the Oakwrights Team
2011 saw our turnover increase to £6.4 million with actual sales breaking the £7 million barrier for the first time. The last quarter has been very strong giving us a good order book coming into the New Year.
27th September 2011 / posted by TimCrump
Oakwrights Ride for Charity
The Carpenters Fellowship, which is the body that represents all oak frame carpenters and oak frame companies, holds an event called Frame each year at a different location which is normally an open air museum.
A Rainy Weekend in Herefordshire
Entering the Mountain Mayhem 24 hour mountain bike race seemed a good idea in April, now I'm not so sure with the torrential rain leaving Eastnor Castle’s beautiful grounds a perfect representation of The Somme.
It'll be Alright on the Night
Setting up a show stand is a little bit like rehearsing for a play. One moment you think the rehearsal is going well, the next moment sheer panic sets in.
Energy efficient home at the Homebuilding and Renovating show
We are demonstrating an energy efficient home at the Homebuilding and Renovating show NEC March 24th to 27th.
Homebuilding & Renovating - April Case Study
We are now almost through the winter and starting to look forwards to the coming spring time. The April issue of Homebuilding & Renovating magazine has an inspirational article on a house that we built for Sue and Ian Pinks in Kent.
Country Buildings Day Out
Recently 13 members of the team spent a day out visiting four of our previous Country Buildings projects in Berkshire and Hampshire.
Oak Frame for Allied Special Forces -
The New Year is here and we have a lot of exciting projects ahead of us. Here is a brief preview of our first
That was the year that was - 2010 looking forwards to 2011
2010 has been an interesting year, from an oak framed chapel to H shaped manor houses, and from a huge wedding barn to post and beam barn houses, the variety of work has been varied and challenging.
Final Open Day of the Year
Last weekend we attended the Home Building & Renovation show at Shepton Mallet. This is the final show of the year and always has us looking forwards to Christmas
Our Second Photoshoot Raffle Winners
Lorna and Noel Larwill are another of our lucky photoshoot raffle winners. Along with the photos supplied Lorna has put together a brief story of their build so far. Here is Noel and Lorna’s story.
Our First Photoshoot Raffle Winners
Recently we held a photo raffle where our customers could send in pictures of their build in progress and then have a chance of winning a case of wine.
Five Star Award from Visit England
We have always been proud of the quality of construction and finish at the show home but had never really thought about just what level of accommodation we were offering
New England Style Oak Frame
I was out on my rounds in Kent last week when I made an impromptu mobile call to a client to see if I could visit while in the area. While my call was spur of the moment Sophia was more than happy for me to visit and wow what a visit.
Our Next Open Day in Kent
By the kind permission of Ian and Sue Pinks who have allowed Oakwrights to hold an open day at their stunning new home near Maidstone, Kent.
Oak Frame at the End of Your Rainbow
On Saturday 25th of September Jennifer Nash kindly allowed us to hold an open day at her fantastic barn style house.
16th September 2010 / posted by TimCrump
Tim Catches Up With Some Past Clients
Last week I was down in Devon with Anthony Carroll looking at a new project.
Recipe for Success. Spot on with Oakwrights and Emma Bridgewater
We are as busy as ever with our ‘Try before you Buy’ service at the Show Home, and as ever we are always trying to improve our service and enhance the experience for our guests.
Tim On Site In Hertfordshire - 2010 - Video Diary
Tim Crump on-site with Roland, filming an oak frame being constructed
This Week In High Town Hereford - 'Ideas May Blossom'
I spent last Sunday evening in Hereford working with a small Oakwrights team and a team from RRA architects to set up an event eco event pavilion in the centre of Hereford High Town.
Tim On Site In Hertfordshire - May 2010
My love of carpentry started over twenty five years ago when I was a young man with a love for old oak frame buildings.
And The Awards Just Keep Coming
It is great to receive awards when you know they are coming, but even better to gain an award that you knew nothing about.
2010 NEC Homebuilding & Renovating Show
A report from the Homebuilding show where we won an award for our 3i panel system. A true compliment to all those members of our team who have worked so hard in developing the system