Oak Frame: Is it the Right Construction System for Your Build?

an oak frame house created by border oak
(Image credit: Border Oak)

Building with oak frame is a popular choice for self builds, not least of all for the character exposed beams can bring to a new property. While oak frame is often viewed as being used for homes with a more traditional style, you don't have to look far to find some incredible examples of modern homes built using oak frame too. 

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Mark Brinkley

Mark is the author of the ever-popular Housebuilder’s Bible and an experienced builder. The Housebuilder’s Bible is the go-to hardback for self builders; originally published in 1994, it is updated every two years with up-to-date build costs and information on planning and building regulations, and is currently in its 14th reiteration.

He has written for publications such as Homebuilding & Renovating for over three decades. An experienced self builder, his latest self build, a contemporary eco home built to Passivhaus principles, was created on a tight urban brownfield plot.