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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 2016.

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.

Support In Malawi – Helping The One Foundation, Part Three.

In the third and final part of our diary recounting the recent trip to Malawi with the One Foundation, Heather and Rory visit [...]

Support in Malawi – helping The One Foundation, part two.

Homes with no roofs; children who are desperate to have their photo taken so they know what they look like; a tiny girl in a [...]

The One Foundation – charity of choice for English Oak Buildings

In the first of three diary blogs, we follow Heather and Rory as they travel to Malawi to volunteer with The One Foundation – [...]

Oak lined walls in the new Design Museum

A couple of days ago, the improved Design Museum reopened in its new home in South Kensington, to various comments on the fre [...]

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English Oak Frames – Keeping Your Energy Bills Low In Winter

Some people might consider the differences between an oak frame and a brick home, and assume that the latter is more likely t [...]

It seems Apple is a fan of oak…

It's the store opening that's had the interior designers gossiping for weeks. Apple have rejuvenated their Regent Street site [...]

Oak Design Goals – Our Top Three

Some people like to spend their downtime on the internet looking at cat memes, others like to plan their dream holiday. We li [...]

Cliff Cottage – an oak extension to be proud of

The latest project for English Oak Buildings is the addition of a large oak extension to an older cottage in Walton-in-Gorda [...]

  • Oak garden room, annex accommodation with oak trusses, fixed glazing

Creating a summer vibe with English Oak

When people think of oak homes, their mind often drifts to oak beams overhead, cosy panelling and a fire crackling in the gra [...]

Our largest frame yet… is an 9-bay oval garage!

For the past few months we’ve been working on a massive project in Sandwich, Kent, that would daunt a lot of timber framers – [...]

Looking for a self-build plot? Head to Kent!

Once upon a time designing and creating your own self-build home might have seemed like a wonderful dream. But it's become an [...]

CFS Gold Award garden inspired by an oak forest

Whether or not you managed to head to London to experience the delights of the Royal Horticulturalist Society Chelsea Flower [...]

Home-Improvement trends for 2016: Porches and Verandas

 The next blog in our series of top trends for 2016 focuses on how a classic addition to a home can be updated to stay modern [...]

Home-Improvement trends for 2016: Transparent Spaces

Continuing our series of blogs about top trends for 2016, we’ve been turning to Homebuilding and Renovating Magazine to disco [...]

Home-Improvement trends for 2016: Slate Cladding

Whether you’ve recently invested in a self-build, are planning one in the foreseeable future, or are simply dreaming up new w [...]

What is Glulam and why do we use it?

In a few of our posts you may have heard us mention Glulam, and wondered what it actually means. Well, we thought we'd explai [...]

Latest Project: An Oak Oval Garage

It's not unusual for us to be presented with a tricky and challenging project here at English Oak Buildings - and we like to [...]

Architects and Heritage Experts – We Can Help

We've touched before on the importance of oak being used in buildings throughout English history. Its sturdy properties, abun [...]

On our wish-list: this stunning Oak. furniture

Every now and then we like to peruse what's new when it comes to the interior design world of oak - which is how we came acro [...]

The Association of Environmentally Conscious Building

Using sustainably sourced timber has always been something that English Oak Buildings take great pride in, and we strongly su [...]

The Ideal Gift for Valentine’s Day

February 14th is approaching - and whether you think it's all a huge scam by card companies, or perhaps you actively look for [...]

U-Values – and why a low one is important

At English Oak Buildings, we're proud to say that we create our own custom made Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs Panels) - i [...]