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

Amazing Christmas Decorations For Your Home

'Tis the season... to celebrate the loveliest Christmas decorations that are bringing seasonal style to your oak framed home! [...]

Tips for keeping your oak frame cosy in winter!

Time to think about getting those blankets out, lighting a fire, and getting cosy! Here are some top tips on keeping snug in [...]

Three pieces of wooden design we’re absolutely loving

Take a break and read about the pieces of wooden design that have been drawing admiring glances from us recently! Samaná furn [...]

The Oak Tree – just how did it become the national symbol of England?

If there's one piece of flora that captures the essence of England most, then there's no doubt it must be the oak tree. Durab [...]

Contemporary design vs Traditional design – which would you choose?

When choosing your new home, one question will invariably come up - do you want contemporary design, or a more traditional ae [...]

Channeling that French Interior Design chic in your home

Barn conversions are big in France, and it therefore makes sense that channeling this French Interior Design style [...]

Canada Day celebrations with this Canadian forest dwelling!

Happy first of July people - which also means it's Canada Day! We've decided to mark the occasion by showing you this stunni [...]

Our latest self build project in the English Oak Buildings workshop!

Here's our latest self-build project, for all those wondering what we've been up to recently!  Here's a sneak peek into the [...]

Three elements of oak design we’re loving

The piece of oak design furniture: Thomas Bentzen's factory-inspired sideboard for Muuto Image: dezeen.com Austere, indust [...]

Jazzing up your property with a pergola

The English oak pergola - a gorgeous addition to any property. Not to be confused with a pagoda (those tall, multi-levelled [...]

An oak garage? Not just for cars…

Think a garage is just for cars? Think again... We are often approached by clients who would like an oak garage - whether th [...]

Three ways to make your oak home Easter-beautiful

Happy Easter everyone! We hope everyone is having a glorious weekend, and looking forward to that extra day off tomorrow. Whe [...]

The evolution of a green oak barn – with hammer beam truss design!

Hurrah - another green oak frame has been completed, and we have a thrilled client who has seen their dream become a reality! [...]

Get a great night’s sleep in an oak framed bedroom

Since it's National Sleep Awareness Week, we've decided to share some top tips for getting the best night's rest possible, id [...]

Three pieces of oak design we’re loving right now

Check out these stunning pieces of oak design and architecture that we're absolutely crushing on at the moment: Forty-One Oak [...]

Currently in the English Oak Buildings workshop… sling brace truss work!

It's always busy, busy, busy in the English Oak Buildings workshop - so, what are we working on at present? A frame with an a [...]

The Bath Half – Scott runs for charity Designability!

It's on the horizon again - the Bath Half marathon returns on March 4th, where people all over the country visit our fair cit [...]

Burns Night Special – the incredible oak table at Black Rock!

Happy Burns Night, everyone! What better excuse to eat haggis-inspired dishes, have a few drams of whisky, and pop on some ba [...]

Currently, in the English Oak Buildings workshop…

Our latest oak frame project is taking shape in the workshop at the moment, and as you can see from the photos, it's quite a [...]

Making your oak frame home cosy

A new year is here, but it will still be some time before we feel the warming rays of spring sunshine brightening the days! A [...]