One of the oldest building methods, constructing using oak frame offers immediate character to self build homes — and can suit both traditional and contemporary home too.
From curved structures in the Cotswolds to country houses in Hertfordshire, contemporary pads with a warm feel on the coast, and much more, these examples showcase how this material has been used to create charming, bespoke homes up and down the country.
Built for only £200,000 with a frame from Border Oak, this cottage-style property was designed to fit in with the surrounding traditional village.
Modern methods of construction and energy efficiency have been combined with traditional green oak framing (from Welsh Oak Frame) and materials to create this new rural home.
On a historic walled garden plot, this design is set into a slope to minimise external volume. Frame by Oakwrights, externally clad in Siberian Larch.
Replacing a fire-damaged cottage, this sympathetic new build is clad in a blend of reclaimed stone (with the front elevation, overleaf, clad entirely in stone), recovered from the demolished cottage, and render.
Designed to be sensitive to the rural locality, a barn-style home was constructed using a post and beam green oak frame, including a projecting glazed gable end.
An oak framed future-proof house, on a wooded semi-rural plot, has been meticulously designed and crafted so as to become a home for life.
A barn-style home bridges the gap between contemporary and traditional design, while a limited palette of materials blends with the rural landscape.
This modern property was designed by George Batterham of Batterham Matthews Design, combining a timber frame with glazing and dry stone-effect walls.
Traditional materials such as clay roof tiles and stained weatherboarding mean this new home, built on a DIY basis, sits comfortably into its surroundings.
Spanning 790m2, this large country house, designed by Jeremy Rawlings with frame by Oakwrights, creates architectural ‘wow’ with double-height ceilings.