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oak outbuildings in the press

COUNTRY BUILDINGS IN THE PRESS

FIND OUT WHAT WE GET UP TO HERE AT OAKWRIGHTS COUNTRY BUILDINGS

 

Such is the quality of our timber framed homes and the dedication and knowledge of the people who design and build them. We are regularly featured in aspirational publications and high-quality Self-Build Magazines, not to mention local interest publications. Catch up on some of our latest builds right here - a great source of inspiration!

open PDF - Farmhouse Rescue - HB&R | May 2018

Graham and Philla Ebbs undertook the enormously complex task of rescuing a Grade II listed farmhouse from the brink of collapse - transforming it into a stunning family home.

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open PDF - Welsh Border Life | March 2018

 Read the March issue of the Welsh Border Life to see how design-savy homeowners are using oak frame extensions to create more space without compromising on quality. Click through to read the full article...

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open PDF - Build Your Dream Home - Waitrose Weekend | February 2018

For a house that ticks all the boxes, going DIY could be the answer. Find out more about Mr and Mrs Milne's self-build project

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open PDF -  First of it's Kind - HB&R | February 2018

Phil and Yvonne Garnett's desire to build a high-spec eco home on the Yorkshire coast led to them building the first oak frame Passivhaus-certified home in the UK.

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open PDF - MVHR Systems: All You Need to Know - HB&R Magazine | November 2017

“MVHR is key to low-energy builds,” says Oakwrights Sales Team member Craig Holden. Read the rest of his expert advice and find out the possibilities of installing an MVHR in an oak-framed home. 

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open PDF - Golden Tones - Country Homes & Interiors | November 2017

Rachel and James Good designed an oak-framed family home that suits their way of life, and makes the most of the stunning scenery. Read their story behind the build of this delightful country oak-framed home.

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open PDF - A Country Escape - Build It Magazine | November 2017

The Milnes hadn’t contemplated self-building before – but taking the plunge has given them the idyllic rural village lifestyle they craved. Read their self-build story in full and be inspired.

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open PDF - Playing The Long Game - Selfbuild & Design Magazine | August 2017

Tom and Michelle Lumley had to wait several years to get the exact house they wanted, but now have a five-bedroom, oak-frame home with an upstairs lounge in Cambridgeshire. Follow Tom & Michelle's self-build story here then pick up your copy at a local newsagents. 

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open PDF - Great Escape - Homes & Interiors Scotland | July - August 2017

A unique addition to this house in Troon makes a welcome departure from the ordinary. See how Oakwrights Scotland extended this family home to create a bright and airy space they could relax in. 

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open PDF - Oak Framed Oasis - Welsh Coastal Life | April 2017

Ever dreamt of having a home by the coast designed and built to your exact specifications? Welsh Coastal Life magazine meets the man whose job it is to make those dreams a reality. 

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open PDF - Drama Masterclass - HB&R | April 2017

This oak framed home presents an unassuming face to its neighbours - its more flamboyant character is only apparent as you step inside. Take a look around the Jones' oak framed abode.

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open PDF - Sea Breeze - HB&R Magazine Cover Story | March 2017

Peter and Jan Wyslych have succeeded in building a stunning oak frame house with breathtaking sea views, that combines character with contemporary design. Read the featured article here.

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open PDF - Bespoke Homes Made Easy - Grand Designs Magazine | February 2017

Whether the idea of getting your hands dirty on a self-build project fills you with dread or you don't have the time to oversee a project in full, there's a simple solution that can take the stress out of creating your dream home. Read what Oakwrights can offer as a hassle-free route to achieving your own tailor-made property.

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open PDF - Construction Forum Magazine - Hereford Livestock Market | November 2016

Oakwrights were appointed by Sir Robert McAlpine to design and fabricate the new oak pavilion on this development. The design brief was to reflect the traditional timber frame buildings that Hereford is known for whilst offering a contemporary twist to share some of the modern features that the rest of the new development would incorporate.

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open PDF - Dream Home in the Country - Build It Magazine | October 2016

Simon and Karen Lewis' bid to transform an ageing bungalow evolved into a larger project to build their dream home in the Surrey Hills. Click through to read the full article.

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open PDF - A Dream Realised - HB&R Magazine | September 2016

A long-held desire to build from scratch, as well as the hope of a low-maintenance home, led Simon and Linda Kay to self-build — with stunning results.

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open PDF - Build your self-made fortune - The Daily Telegraph | June 2016

Interested in how much an oak house can cost to build?
Find out how to double your money with an Oakwrights oak frame self-build. Read through The Daily Telegraph's front cover article to discover how Rupert & Lindsay Osborn built their self-build home and doubled their money.

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open PDF - Building on a Budget - HB&R Magazine | July 2016

Oakwrights Architectural Designer John Williams has spent the past couple of years designing and constructing a co-owned cruck barn on the Herefordshire/Shropshire border. Click the link below to see his humble retreat and to read through his hints and tips to keeping costs down when self-building. The cruck barn now operates as a holiday let - you can find out more here.

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open PDF - Forever Home - HB&R Magazine Cover Story | May 2016

After negotiating with planners for seven years, Rupert and Lindsay Osborn have finally realised their dream of building a stunning Barn-style oak framed home in Suffolk. Click through below to read the full story.

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open PDF - An Oak Frame Home Design Masterclass - HB&R Magazine | July 2015

Successful oak frame self-builds begin with an understanding of using this material. Oakwrights Architectural Designer and Homebuilding & Renovating Design Expert, Pete Tonks, provides the inside track on designing your home with an oak frame. Read the full masterclass at the link below...

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open PDF - Creating a Characterful Oak Home - Build It Magazine Cover Story | March 2016

At first sight, Chris and Lesley Wilkins didn't see much potential in a run-down, boxy 1960s house - until their Build It Award-winning son-in-law helped them envisage a spectacular transformation complete with a GreenRooms oak extension. Click through below to see the sample.

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open PDF - Woodland Retreat - HB&R Magazine Cover Story | November 2015

Debbie and Gerard Rogers' new oak frame home, on a wooded semi-rural plot has been meticulously designed and crafted so as to become a home for life. Click through below to see the Rogers' Woodland Retreat and read all about their self-build adventure.

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open PDF - Modern Classic - Build It Magazine Cover Story | September 2015

Heritage brick meets contemporary oak. Guy and Julia Seaton's vision of a property that would combine a traditional brick façade with a contemporary glazed oak rear has given them a truly individual new home - click through to read the full article.

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open PDF - Building with Oak - HB&R Magazine Cover Story | August 2015

A characterful oak frame home in Buckinghamshire completed despite a year-long planning battle. Click through to read Geoff and June Gaffney's self-build story on creating their beautiful brick-clad and oak frame home that sits perfectly in its surroundings.

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open PDF - Inspiration - The Woodhouse | Build It Magazine June 2015

Oakwrights post-and-beam Herefordshire show home serves as a tool to offer the prospective self-builder a chance to discover if life in a timber framed house is really for them. The Woodhouse features in the Inspiration section of the June 2015 issue of Build It Magazine.

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open PDF - Factory-Made European Mansions - The Wall Street Journal | January 2015

Oakwrights are featured in The Wall Street Journal European Edition as the go to company for 'Ready Made Mansions'. Read the article at the link below and to find out a little more about the featured project in West Sussex here -

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open PDF - A Country Retreat - Build It Magazine Cover Story | March 2015

Inspired by the local vernacular, the Parkers built an oak frame house that balances traditional and modern design. Click through to see a sample.

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open PDF - Instant Character - HB&R Magazine Cover Story | February 2015

John and Sue Beech's new timber frame house is a masterclass in how to achieve instant character, and architectural 'wow' on a modest footprint. The traditional Suffolk cottage and detached double garage & carport with integral log store is tucked away into a tree lined corner in an opening of a dense woodland area that borders a reservoir. Click through to read the whole article...

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open PDF - Country Classic - Build It | December 2014

Dawn and David Howard have replaced their run-down 1950s bungalow with a stunning oak frame house in rural Berkshire. The bungalow came with an agricultural tie, but as the farm had long ceased to operate, the couple decided to apply to the local council for the tie to be lifted. Click through to read Dawn and David's self-build story and see their oak frame home in all its glory...

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open PDF - What's New In Timber Framing - Build It | February 2014

Oakwrights are widely recognised as the most progressive company in our field and we have successfully combined the best of modern methods of manufacturing and state of the art technology with traditional craftsmanship. Click through to read the full article and find out why we are one step ahead of the game.

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open PDF - We Love Living By The Sea - Your Home | August 2014

After living in the south for 25 years, Pat and John McCann dreamed of returning north and building their own dream home by the sea. A key part of the design was the oak frame, something the couple decided on after meeting Tim Crump of Oakwrights at a homebuilding exhibition. Read the full article here...

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open PDF - From Mighty Oak - Welsh Border Life | August 2014

August issue of the Welsh Border Life features the Pavilion One coffee house that Oakwrights have constructed within the redevelopment of Hereford's old livestock market. Oakwrights business development manager Anthony Carroll explains the commercial projects completed over the last few years and the advantages for building your self-build home in oak. Click through to read the full article...

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open PDF - Island Life - Homebuilding & Renovating | July 2014

After finding their dream plot, Mike and Ros Sayers built a beautiful, energy-efficient, oak frame home on the Isle of Wight. Oakwrights Architectural Designer, Darren Blackwell, caught a ferry across to visit Mike and Ros at the start of their project to discuss their requirements. Click through to read the full article...

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open PDF - Tudor-Style Oak Frame Home - Build It | July 2014

The July issue of Build It Magazine features Darren and Jane Rayner's stunning oak-frame house built on a wooded site overlooking the Chilterns. Darren and Jane approached Oakwrights and met with one of the designers for a four-hour consultation about their requirements. Read the full article here...

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open PDF - Using a Designer

May 2014 issue of Build It Magazine looks towards our Architectural Designer Pete Tonks as an example to using a designer for your self-build project. Tony and Sheila Shelford worked with specialist designer Pete to build their oak framed home, read the featured article here...

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open PDF - Garage Design - Getting It Right

Oakwrights Architectural Designer Pete Tonks explains how all too often we ignore it - but achieving a garage that's practical, spacious and beautiful requires careful consideration. Read his advice here...

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open PDF - Build It - March 2014 - Second Time Around

Tony and Sheila Shelford completed their first self build project when they were in their early 30s; then 35 years later they purchased the plot next door to build an oak-frame home for their retirement. Read the full article here...

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open PDF - 2014 Build It Magazine - Package Home Bible

The hassle-free route to your self build home. Sneak a peek here at the Oakwrights Sections of this very worthy publication - now available for you to purchase direct from Build-It website. Also available throughout the year at various shows and events.

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open PDF - Homebuilding & Renovating - December 2013 - Designing The Large Home

Pete Tonks - Oakwrights Architectural Designer & Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine Design Expert - explains how self-building a larger home should be easy and warns of the pitfalls. Get a glimpse here of the article...

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open PDF - Homebuilding & Renovating - September 2013 - Family House Design

Oakwrights architectural designer, Pete Tonks, reveals the keys to ensuring your new home works well with children in mind. Read the full article here.

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open PDF - Build It - October 2013

In the October issue of Build It magazine features the Clark's new oak framed home inspired by the traditional brick and flint properties of Norfolk.

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open PDF - Homebuilding & Renovating - Package Builds- August 2013

Oakwrights features in the August edition of Homebuilding & Renovating magazine detailing how our company offers self-builders an oak frame package for their new build. Martin & Tracy Cox explain why they turned to Oakwrights to design and build their traditional-style home.

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open PDF - Woodland Wonderland - SelfBuild & Design July 2013

Peter and Susan Matthews have built their contemporary oak-framed home in a secluded woodland setting. Take a look at the article here with an overview of the build details and how Oakwrights helped turn Peter and Susan's dream into reality.

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open PDF - Homebuilding & Renovating - July 2013

In the July issue of Homebuilding & Renovating magazine, Marcus and Fiona Harling’s new oak frame home that sits on a perfect walled garden site, is shown as a masterclass in sensitive, sustainable building.

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open PDF - The Great Hall

Featured in the June 2013 edition of Homebuilding & Renovating magazine, Viv and Mike Edwards have built a stunning oak framed country house where everything has been designed on a grand scale.

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open PDF - Build It - March 2013

The Modern Manor - The Smiths’ oak-framed house may look traditional on the outside, but it comes with a with a hi-tech interior and every home comfort.

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open PDF - Tips from an Oakwrights Architectural Designer

Take a glimpse into the October edition of Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine and discover 'House Design Secrets' from one of the Oakwrights Architectural Design Team, Pete Tonks.

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open PDF - John Williams - Oakwrights Architectural Designer & More...

Our very own Oakwrights Architectural Designer, Mr John Williams and his partner Janet, are featured in the August edition of Herefordshire & Wye Valley Life. Take a look at the article here and venture further into our website to see what John gets up to for Oakwrights away from his B&B Business. (Article courtesy of Herefordshire and Wye Valley Life, August 2012 issue.)

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open PDF - Manor Born

Traditional Oak Framing, Wealden Style in Kent. Take a look at this Oakwrights Oak Frame as featured in the September issue of Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine.

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open PDF - Timber Cladding: A Guide from Homebuilding & Renovating...

Expert advice from Oakwrights General Manager, Mr Bill Keir (amongst others), in the August Issue of Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine.

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open PDF - Self Build & Design - August 2012

Grand Designs - Building a Modern Manor House with Oakwrights...

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open PDF - The Modern Manor

Check out the cover story in Build It - July 2012.. Mr & Mrs Gloster create their comfortable, stunning dream home... Magnificent!

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open PDF - Self Build & Design - May 2012

An Oakwrights Family Home with a real WOW! Factor is the Front Cover story in the May 2012 Edition of Self Build & Design Magazine. Read the full article here...

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open PDF - Best Of Both

April edition of Homebuilding & Renovating out now with a case study on a fabulous Oakwrights build in Cambridgeshire.

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open PDF - The Build System Guide

Check out 'The Build System Guide' in the latest Build It Magazine.

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open PDF - Vaulting Ambition

This article appears in the March issue of Herefordshire and Wye Valley Life.

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open PDF - Home Swede Home

January edition of Self Build & Design out now with a wonderful Oakwrights build in Kent on the front page. Article of interest to anyone thinking of constructing with Oak Frame

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open PDF - Beautiful Home on the front cover August issue of Homebuilding and Renovating Magazine.

Jennifer Nash's house that is featured in this months issue will also be the venue of our NEXT OPEN DAY.Contact the office for more details.

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open PDF - OAKWRIGHTS Barn on the front cover July issue of Homebuilding and Renovating Magazine.

Read about Helen and John Parson's conversion of a semi derelict barn in Berkshire.

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open PDF - OAKWRIGHTS feature in November issue of Homebuilding and Renovating

Sue Newby's house that is featured in this months issue will also be the venue of our NEXT OPEN DAY.

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open PDF - CASE STUDY FEATURED IN SELF-BUILD & DESIGN MAGAZINE - JUNE 2010

Watching the huge oak timbers being craned into position proved one of the highlights for the Cockertons during their self-build journey. This beautiful house in Bristol is for sale.

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open PDF - ANYTHING BUT A MODERN BOX

The Lauders built there new home with all the charm of a traditional 18th century cottage.

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open PDF - The Cover Story in April's HOMEBUILDING and RENOVATING Magazine

Read how the Warren's enjoyed their self build project which went on to win the Readers Choice Award.

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open PDF - OAKWRIGHTS COVER STORY IN SELFBUILD & DESIGN MAGAZINE

A Dutch couple have built a Dutch-style home in Holland, but chose to import the oak frame from Oakwrights..

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open PDF - WE SELF BUILT OUR DREAM HOME IN OAK

Mel and Pauline Lewis have replaced their family dormer bungalow with a spectacular oak frame home that is an exercise in uncompromising style and quality.

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open PDF - WHERE OLD MEETS NEW

This magnificent oak-framed house is exactly what the Ayton's dreamed of for their teenagers.

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open PDF - UPSTAIRS, DOWNSTAIRS

Jon and Nicky Harvey's new barn-style home incorporates a beautiful oak-framed upper floor designed for contemporary open-plan living.

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