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 the early part of 2015.

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 timelapse film recording the raising of one of our largest frames to date.

Oak Conservation

The celebration of oak runs deep throughout the roots of British history. Ingrained in myth, the wood was sacred to Druids - [...]

Our new project – Buttermere stables

A sneaky look at the new frame we are raising - Buttermere stables. [...]

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A Green Oak Frame – Perfect for a Bedroom

One of the delights of either creating your own green oak frame or adding an extension to an existing property, is deciding w [...]

Loving that 70s vibe…

Today we're taking a look at design and style - and the fact that retro is back in fashion! Forget clean and contemporary (or [...]

The history of the pergola

Now that's a pergola, and not a pagoda! There are definite differences, although both will look lovely in your garden. In fac [...]

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Britain’s Dream Home

A new report by estate agents Strutt and Parker have revealed what we Britons want most in a home - and rather than being all [...]

  • Oak Bridges & Garden Architecture

Ornamental Bridges

As well as constructing green oak timber frames, here at English Oak Buildings we create bespoke garden accessories such as [...]

Wooden Easter Eggs – Or Are They?

These beautiful Easter eggs look like they've been made from wood and polished - but actually they are created using the trad [...]

  • Green Oak Frame House, and glass wall, kitchen Cornwall

Making the Most of Beautiful Views

The days are getting warmer, we've got an hour more sunlight, and thoughts are turning to the approaching summer. Living in E [...]

Oak design we’re loving today

There are many ways to utilise oak design when creating a timber framed house. We often have clients ask us introduce or inte [...]

The Beauty of Barn Conversions

We've been spending some time admiring the stunning barn conversions that architects and homeowners are creating all over the [...]

Museum Week and Oak Beams

If there are lots of images and information regarding museums appearing on your news feed, then there's very good reason - we [...]

Oak and Innovative Technology

Bang & Olufsen, the Danish technology wizards, have now come up with a beautiful new product that seamlessly merges music [...]

A look back to Willowbank

Today we’re looking back to a project we completed last November for a job called Willowbank, near Chichester. It is a stunning frame, involving dramatic curves in the main frames and a fully hipped roof at each end. […]

Ways nature can style your home

We always like seeing ways in which natural materials can help to bring style into an interior – and so loved these ‘vegan wall trophies’ which we came across on Bored Panda.  […]

A look back to Broadoak

In this post we're taking one more look at a project we completed last year - a large self-build near Devon named Broadoak. I [...]

Planning Constraints – We Can Help….

There is the possibility that you have a small piece of land on your property that you want to make the most of, but are unsu [...]

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Add style to your home with a Loggia

We know what you might be thinking - what exactly is a loggia?! Well, let us fill you in on what exactly it is, and how it ca [...]

  • Oak Bridges & Garden Architecture

Do we have the perfect Valentine Gift for you?

Ah, 14th February. What to buy?! If you’ve been together for years and years then sometimes chocolates just won’t cut the mus [...]

Invest in an Aesthetically Pleasing Oak Garage

An oak framed garage is often a fabulous way to improve space on your property without compromising on aesthetics. If you hav [...]

Our New Project – Church Farm, Barn Conversion

Our latest project took us to Farleigh in Somerset, where we completed an oak framed barn conversion complete with garage. The windows and doors are sliding aluminium.  […]

The craft of the carpenter

At English Oak Buildings we understand the skills and artistry of the carpenter. It is a trade we are proud to practise, and [...]

Direct Glazing of your Oak Frame

When looking through the gallery of previous projects undertaken by English Oak Buildings then one feature is often reoccurri [...]

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Thinking About An Oak Garden Room?

Is it too early to say that spring is almost here? Probably, since the daffodils are some way from nodding their jaunty yello [...]

Protecting the oak woodland of England

England has a long and close affiliation with the oak tree. Not only is it the most common tree species in the UK, but oak woodland has strong symbolism within our culture. Image courtesy of BBC […]