The contemporary home

When you picture an oak frame home, do you envisage a traditional, country-style property, perhaps with an external timber frame?

Needless to say, oak lends itself perfectly to this style. However, as an oak frame is geometric in proportion and presence, it also complements home designs that have more of a contemporary approach, making use of heavy timbers in imaginative and innovative ways due to their structural and characterful qualities.

If you dream of building your own oak frame, contemporary-style home, our Architectural Design team can translate your vision into drawings that complement the oak, while adding intrigue and encompassing a refreshing floorplan which works brilliantly for you and your lifestyle.

Typical Features

Although every oak framed home we design is bespoke to our clients, typical features associated with this style include, open-plan living, providing a greater potential for views through your home with little or no corridors, double-height spaces, mezzanine decks, galleries and vaulted ceilings.

In addition, we find many of our clients opt to strip back the oak on display in their homes, leaving its natural beauty to shine through. Externally, some choose to encapsulate and clad their frames in modern materials such as crisp render, cedar boarding, zinc/aluminium profile sheeting and glass.

Case study: A certified oak frame Passivhaus in Worcestershire

Crafting oak frame homes with the future and sustainability in mind is one of our missions here at Oakwrights. That is why we carefully designed our WrightWall and WrightWall Natural encapsulation systems to encase our clients’ frames, so they benefit from extremely high levels of insulation and airtightness.

Our clients, Andrew and Linda, took their dream oak frame home one step further to create this contemporary design that met rigorous Passivhaus standards, supported by our (award-winning) WrightWall Natural encapsulation. Discover the story behind their unique home building journey…

 

Case study

Step inside: Our Ranges

If you are searching for oak frame inspiration, explore and compare the various home design templates within our ‘Ranges,’ all of which can be tailored to suit your needs and lifestyle.

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Architecture, Encapsulation
29 Mar 2021

The UK’s first certified oak frame Passivhaus Bed and Breakfast i…

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Architecture, Contemporary home
29 Mar 2021

Planning consent for a certified oak frame Passivhaus in Worcesters…

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Architecture, Contemporary home
28 Nov 2019

A contemporary home with rustic oak frame in Hertfordshire

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Architecture, Contemporary home
11 Jan 2020

Planning consent for an oak frame holiday home in North Wales

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Contemporary home, Encapsulation
12 Dec 2019

The UK's first oak frame eco-home to meet rigorous Passivhaus stand…

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Architecture, Contemporary home
10 Jan 2020

A stunning oak frame holiday home in North Wales

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Architecture, Barn home
6 Jun 2019

An award-winning oak frame home in Worcestershire exceeds couple’…

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