Arguably, the most notable non-aesthetic benefit is that oak is an eco-friendly material.
Oak is sourced from well-managed sustainable forests. Oak trees increase our O2 and reduce our CO2 levels, as trees absorb CO2 from our environment.
As trees age, their CO2 absorption levels decrease, but oak taken from sustainable forests for timber-framed buildings is good news for everyone, as when older trees are cut down, new trees are planted in their place.
Not only is the material itself and frame building process eco-friendly but so is an oak encapsulation system. Our system has been designed to achieve high levels of insulation and airtightness, which will reduce the energy consumption of your home and lowering heating costs; which is essential in the current energy climate!
What makes Oak the perfect building material?
Oak is strong, moisture resistant and very durable. Not many other woods can compare to oak for support beams and foundations of buildings, which makes it a favourite for homeowners. You can guarantee that the frames will survive against the elements for years to come.
In fact, many oak houses, built hundreds of years ago still stand strong centuries later, with the oak itself getting stronger the older it becomes.
Oak is a perfect material for houses because of its strength and resistance to rot, decay and pests such as insect and fungal attack, which also means that it requires virtually no maintenance. As a premium material, it only tends to be used in situations where it is to be seen and cherished, like your home. Oak has low levels of embodied energy to manufacture and transport it. Once planed, green oak processes are natural, with no treatment needed and low maintenance, allowing the material to ‘grow old gracefully’ with an elegant silver patina externally.
Oak framed homes and extensions are also incredibly versatile. You can create any style of building from traditional to contemporary, allowing you to tailor the design of your home or extension to your exact needs and desires. They’re also a great choice for those looking to reduce their carbon footprint, as well as create a beautiful home that will last for generations.
Our Oak Framed Buildings
We build many types of timber framing, including extensions, barns, new homes, pergolas, garages and stables. Using freshly sawn green oak and traditional methods, combined with modern materials we create structures that are built to last.
Our oak framed buildings are designed to be energy efficient, with airtightness and insulation levels that meet current building regulations. We use a combination of traditional carpentry techniques and modern materials to ensure your home is as energy efficient as possible. Our residential buildings offer a full encapsulation system that provides a water-tight structure and also enhances U-values.
Our team of experienced craftsmen have been working with oak for many years, so you can rest assured that your project will be completed to the highest standards. For more information, please get in touch with us – we’d love to hear from you!