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THE COUNTRY BUILDINGS BLOG

NEWS AND EXPERT VIEWS OF THE COUNTRY BUILDINGS TEAM, THE UK'S LEADING OAK OUTBUILDING DESIGN AND BUILD COMPANY

How to Store Your Prized Classic Car in an Oak Framed Garage
14th February 2018 / posted by CharlieMills
How to Store Your Prized Classic Car in an Oak Framed Garage
Classic Cars and oak frames share a couple of qualities that make them such great partners; heritage, craftsmanship and elegance. They take you by surprise at first sight and leave you a bit speechless and left in awe.
FAQ's about Timber Garages
5th December 2017 / posted by John
FAQ's about Timber Garages
Read the most frequently asked questions around our timber framed garage buildings
An Office Room Over Garage Space
12th October 2017 / posted by John
An Office Room Over Garage Space
A tour of the Country Buildings Office in a Gloucester Room Over Garage
Using Oak for garage and outbuilding construction
4th October 2017 / posted by Dave Black
Using Oak for garage and outbuilding construction
Why you should consider using oak as your material of choice when constructing a timber garage or oak outbuilding
Country Buildings Oak Garage & Car Port Feature at Goodwood Revival 2017
14th September 2017 / posted by John
Country Buildings Oak Garage & Car Port Feature at Goodwood Revival 2017
Last weekend, the Oakwrights Country Buildings team were lucky enough to return to Goodwood Revival for a second year, after having showed at both Goodwood Classic Car and the Goodwood Festival of Speed earlier in the year
Ideas for your Room Above Garage Space
12th September 2017 / posted by Dave Black
Ideas for your Room Above Garage Space
A Room Over Garage creates space that can be used for a variety of leisure activities, the imagination being the only limitation!
Temporary or Permanent Timber Event Structures
17th August 2017 / posted by John
Temporary or Permanent Timber Event Structures
Country Buildings now offer oak framed structures perfect for shows or events
Our Oak Stables Design Guide
11th August 2017 / posted by John
Our Oak Stables Design Guide
Oakwrights Country Buildings Manager Charlie Mills draws on a youthful passion to help guide your decisions
The Realms of Possibility – Garages with options: The Highgrove & The Kenchester
28th July 2017 / posted by Dave Black
The Realms of Possibility – Garages with options: The Highgrove & The Kenchester
An insight into the Oakwrights single storey garages from Zoe Grey, Oakwrights Country Buildings representative (extraordinaire)
Country Buildings - 'Organically Grown' Continued
21st July 2017 / posted by John
Country Buildings - 'Organically Grown' Continued
Following on from last week's blog, read Jeremy's thoughts on completion of his bespoke timber outbuilding.
Oakwrights Outbuildings – 'Organically Grown'
14th July 2017 / posted by Dave Black
Oakwrights Outbuildings – 'Organically Grown'
Since they were first married, Jeremy and Julie Stobart knew they wanted to self-build one day, and began working towards this dream in 2009. Read more about this outbuilding complex and be inspired to build your own bespoke oak outbuilding.
Oakwrights Country Buildings and Deranged, combine forces at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017
7th July 2017 / posted by Dave Black
Oakwrights Country Buildings and Deranged, combine forces at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017
Last weekend, Country Buildings returned to Goodwood Festival of Speed in a collaboration to showcase the incredible modified vehicles of custom car brand Deranged Vehicles, using our single-storey 3 Bay Highgrove oak garage.
A Country Mile from Your Average Garage
30th June 2017 / posted by Dave Black
A Country Mile from Your Average Garage
Deciding between a garage or a home office? With a room over garage, you can have both!
Six ways to transform your outdoor space with oak
19th May 2017 / posted by Dave Black
Six ways to transform your outdoor space with oak
Oak framed buildings are ideal for creating a useable outdoor space and adding value to your home.
There’s never been a better time to #getoutinthecountry
15th August 2016 / posted by johnpage
There’s never been a better time to #getoutinthecountry
With Oakwrights houses and GreenRooms oak extensions, our focus is clearly on improving our client's home environment and lifestyle. Whilst less obvious, you'll be pleased to know that our approach is no different with Oakwrights Country Buildings.
Get out in the country
22nd July 2016 / posted by daveblack
Get out in the country
There’s no doubt that the British public love the great outdoors. A taste of the countryside, even if it’s just the back garden, is a must for many of us and has added to the growing demand for useable outdoor spaces.
Oakwrights Country Buildings in pole position at the Festival of Speed
1st July 2016 / posted by johnpage
Oakwrights Country Buildings in pole position at the Festival of Speed
Last weekend, Oakwrights Country Buildings was part of Motorsport’s ultimate summer party. Our team headed over to the Goodwood Festival of Speed, held from 23 – 26 June 2016 in the beautiful parkland surrounding Goodwood House.
A match made on the shooting range
14th July 2015 / posted by CharlieMills
A match made on the shooting range
A few good words from a friend, business connection or a fellow reader of Country Life can lead to many a rewarding project. This is just how the Oakwrights adventure with the Honesberie Shooting School started.
Oh to be in Yorkshire now that summer’s here! (with apologies to Robert Browning)
10th July 2015 / posted by TonyWilliams
Oh to be in Yorkshire now that summer’s here! (with apologies to Robert Browning)
This year we have the honour of appearing at two events in Yorkshire, The Great Yorkshire Show at Harrogate and the CLA Game Fair at Harewood House, near Leeds
Summer Show Season
17th June 2015 / posted by BenKirk
Summer Show Season
The Oakwrights Country Buildings busy summer show season kicks off at Goodwood Festival of Speed on Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th June on the Glorious Goodwood Estate just outside of Chichester.
My life as an OCB designer
30th April 2015 / posted by JoYoung
My life as an OCB designer
You really never know what project is going to land on your desk next atOakwrights Country Buildings.
What Katie did next...
17th February 2015 / posted by KatieArcher
What Katie did next...
After being part of the Oakwrights family for just over a year it was time for some hands-on experience. The team at the workshop really looked after me, taking the time to explain how we produce our beautiful oak frames.
'It's been a good wee while since I was on site.'
10th October 2014 / posted by JoYoung
'It's been a good wee while since I was on site.'
A very unique Room-over garage being designed by our clients along with our sales manager (Ben Kirk) with feature oak trusses complete with arch collar braces.
An invitation from our 'Man in the North'
3rd July 2014 / posted by TonyWilliams
An invitation from our 'Man in the North'
Two notable firsts in Yorkshire this year - the Grand Départ of ‘Le Tour de France’ and the Great Yorkshire Show hosts Oakwrights
Say hello to our new garage - The Highgrove
23rd June 2014 / posted by BenKirk
Say hello to our new garage - The Highgrove
Our latest garage design, The Highgrove, was launched recently at Goodwood motor circuit in West Sussex. This new garage has been designed to keep up with an ever evolving planning system and in answer to some of our customers requests
What Katie did...
14th May 2014 / posted by KatieArcher
What Katie did...
Katie Archer, the newest member of the Oakwrights Country Buildings team, talks about her early experience.
 The Guardian of the Design Details
5th March 2014 / posted by JoYoung
The Guardian of the Design Details
As a frame designer I need to look after the standard details of which there are many, we try and cover every possible scenario and as a client you will be issued a set of details relating to the type of building you are having.
It Was A Very Good Year
31st January 2014 / posted by MarekHallmann
It Was A Very Good Year
2013 was an amazing year for Oakwrights Country Buildings. We sold and produced more than 100 projects and completed a whole range of buildings from small to bespoke and complex ones
The Importance of Regional Styles
6th January 2014 / posted by BenKirk
The Importance of Regional Styles
The fascination of how certain styles and types of oak framing only seem to have been used historically within certain areas, the most well known example of this is the Cruck frame which was widespread throughout what was known as Highland England
Oakwrights Country Buildings Day Out 27th November 2013
12th December 2013 / posted by PhilButler
Oakwrights Country Buildings Day Out 27th November 2013
First stop of the Country buildings day out was a site just outside Wantage in Oxfordshire where we went over the drawings and details adopted on this building

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