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DESIGNING AN OAK FRAME HOME

Emyr Davis, design director at Welsh Oak Frame, takes a closer look at how to get the details right

Building with oak frame is something that has never gone out of style. In fact, the character that this construction technique can bring to a new property is often thought to be in a league of its own – it certainly offers homes an effortless warmth and elegance that’s hard to match.

Oak framing is a versatile method of construction. It’s ideal for those who want to produce a new house with the quality of a period property, and works equally well with designs that embrace contemporary architecture with large glass panels. But more often than not, people building from scratch want a combination of the two, perhaps with a traditional frontage and modern rear.

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Get the advice and inspiration you need to complete your home building project on time and on budget with the March edition of Build It, including: - How to get more for your money - Is gas central heating energy efficient? - Getting sunroom extensions right - Ultimate guide to garage conversions - Do you need an architect? ... and more!