10 Things to Know Before Building an Oak Frame Home

A £200k Oak Frame Self Build
(Image credit: Simon Maxwell)

Oak frame has seen a steady renaissance over the past couple of decades and self builders have played a big role in this popularity.

Here are 10 things you should know if you are planning on building your own home using an oak frame.

Claire Lloyd

Claire is Editor in Chief of Homebuilding & Renovating website and magazine. She became Editor of Homebuilding & Renovating in 2016 and has been a member of the team for 15 years. An experienced homes journalist, her work has also appeared in titles such as Real Homes and Period Living.

She has a particular interest in green homes and sustainability, and interior design is a passion too; she has undertaken qualifications in this area. 

After finishing a major renovation of a period cottage, she is now onto her next project: overhauling a 1930s property in the Shropshire countryside.