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News Archive 2015

Our Blog section aims to bring you up-to-date with what’s happening at English Oak Buildings from day to day.   This page contains an archive of our most popular blogs from 2018.

Make sure you also go to our Videos section, where you can view a mini-documentary about the process of designing and fabricating an English Oak Buildings frame, as well as a fascinating time lapse film recording the raising of one of our largest frames to date.

Awkward Access? Plot Restrictions? We Can Help.

Awkward Access? Plot Restrictions? We Can Help.

There are some occasions when a regular build or standard option just won't cut it - whether it is because of awkward access, a small plot, or tricky planning constraints. These are the times that English Oak Buildings excels. Working closely with architects and the...

Add some impressive oak to your garden

Add some impressive oak to your garden

We've discussed how oak can furnish a room, and how it can enhance the aesthetics of a beautiful existing build, but how about the wonderful opportunities it allows for the garden? Whether the intention is to add some glorious character to your property, or perhaps to...

Oak Extensions – they don’t have to compromise character

Oak Extensions – they don’t have to compromise character

Often we are approached by clients who love the idea of an green oak extension, and yet they have one concern - that it will compromise the aesthetics of their original home. Whether a quaint cottage or traditional stone home, the idea of having a 'tacked on'...

Stunning Sling Brace Trusses

Stunning Sling Brace Trusses

One superb way to add drama to your home is by including sling brace trusses in the design of the timber frame, and they are regarded as being one of the most impressive and eye-catching types of cross frame. So what is a sling brace truss? Sling brace trusses are...

The Scribe Rule

At English Oak Buildings, we are proud of our adherence to the timeless craftsmanship of heritage joinery methods. When creating the oak frame you will hear us refer to the traditional and precise technique known as the ‘Scribe Rule’.   So what exactly does this...

Do I need planning permission for a small plot?

Do I need planning permission for a small plot?

It's a misconception that you need a huge amount of land if you want to create a new build, or even add an extension to your property. One thing that can stop people from exploring their options is the issue of planning permission and constraints. Well, this is where...

Timber Cladding For Your Home

Timber Cladding For Your Home

At English Oak Building, our frames are compatible with all types of cladding. The oak frame and SIP’s panels provide a superstructure on to which you can fix any material you wish, and this opens up possibilities for a number of opportunities. This can include...

Add some character to your property

Add some character to your property

One of the main reasons people choose to use green oak in their home is that the timber frame adds a unique character to a property that can't be replicated anywhere else. Those who think that new or self-builds lack history and therefore personality couldn't be more...

How Oak Can Furnish A Room

How Oak Can Furnish A Room

Today we're not just looking at how oak is used in the construction of homes for its durability, strength and insulation properties - we are also looking at the glorious aesthetic benefits that come from a green oak frame. A prime example is Hyde Barn in rural...

Oak extensions for your office and home business

If you run your own business from home then you'll know the importance of a successful working environment. It's all about having a space where you feel creative and can switch into 'work mode'. One of the pitfalls of orchestrating a company in the same space that you...

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