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How to look after oak furniture
Oak Furniture Opportunities When it comes to your home, there’s nothing more quintessentially British than beautifully crafted oak furniture. A highly versatile material, oak has been a popular choice for many centuries. As well as being aesthetically pleasing, it is renowned for its strength and durability – making it the perfect solution for both interior […]
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Five ways to use oak in your garden
Oak in your garden If you’re looking to “spruce up” your garden – opt for oak! A beautifully versatile material that gives any garden plenty of character, the possibilities are endless with oak. As a material it is remarkably strong and hardwearing making it perfect for the garden. Here are our five favourite ways to […]
A fireplace light with an oak beam mantel in the top
Oak beam fireplace: mantel ideas and maintenance
Mantel Ideas Design An oak beam is a common feature in a traditional fireplace. Many cottages and older properties have large inglenook fireplaces with a rustic oak mantel. It’s traditional but timeless enough to be attractive in a room with more modern décor too. Oak mantels are also becoming increasingly popular with homeowners who have […]
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Redesigning your home using oak beams
Oak Beams to Redesign Oak beams can create a beautiful effect that works with all kinds of interior design styles and themes. As well as being used in some period properties as a structural element, oak beams have also been used for purely cosmetic reasons to add some traditional charm in different types of homes. […]
Floating oak beam over a fireplace.
5 Creative Oak Fireplace Beams Ideas
Fireplace Ideas A fireplace can be a gorgeous centrepiece to any room, and whether yours is functional or not, it can be a place where you can really add some creative decorative flair. The look of real wood beams can serve as an inspiration for a wealth of different looks, from rustic through to minimalist […]
Low Oak Beam Bench Table.
Five reasons why oak beams are great for your home
Why oak beams are great for your home If you are renovating or building your house, choosing wooden beams is often a tempting option, but is it right for you? Here are five reasons why choosing oak beams can work for you and your home: Oak looks timeless Oak has been used in construction since […]
An open oak framed porch with a white door and partition wall
Home Improvements using Oak Beams
Oak Beams for Improvements Oak is one of the oldest and most popular building materials, having been used in the British Isles for at least 4,000 years. Yet it continues to add style, elegance and value to any home. Whether you want to maximise the value of your property or just improve it for your […]
Lavender Garden with oak steps
The Lavender Garden
Gold Medal Winner at Hampton Court Flower Show Designers Paula Napper, Sara Warren and Donna King were investigating the use of reclaimed oak to create a pergola with a rustic tin roof. The pergola was part of their design for a garden installation at the 2016 Hampton Court Flower Show. During their research they came […]
An open oak framed porch with a white door and partition wall
Oak Framed Porch Case Study
Case Study: Framed Porch We created this oak framed porch for a client who was looking to add extra storage space to the front of his modern home to hold all those things; wellies, dog toys and soggy umbrellas; that aren’t wanted inside the main property. The porch needed to be in keeping with the […]