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Thermowood – Introduction, Pros, Cons, and Applications

10th April 2024

Wood has long been a naturally available material to mankind. Thermowood is a natural wood whose cellular structure has changed as a result of thermal processing. Thermally changed wood is referred to as Thermowood. This form of modified wood is a better alternative to impregnated wood because it is not harmful to the environment. In…

16 Small House Additions That Make a Big Impact

19th May 2023

Reading time: 9 minutes   At a Glance Add a porch Consider a dormer Build a covered walkway Add a flat roof window or sun tunnel Build a bay window Construct a lean-to Go simple with a conservatory Transform an integral garage Continue your indoor flooring outside   The right improvements can do wonders for…

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20th April 2023

When planning a new build or making changes to existing ones, it is inevitable to be faced with the question of which type of timber frame should be used in construction. Will it be an oak timber frame or a softwood timber frame. Whilst both frames are frequently used in combination within the same structure,…

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5 Reasons Why You Should Invest in a Garden Office

27th October 2022

1. Say goodbye to long commutes   Get out of bed, walk to your garden, and start your day. On average, commuters spend 2 hours per day traveling, this is time saved when you have your office in the garden.   2. Eco-friendly     Pinterest (adoremagazine.com)   Over 25% of the UK’s CO2 emissions…

External Cladding for your Garden Office

11th October 2022

External cladding for your garden office building can be a great way to add a touch of class to your space. There are many different types of cladding available, but some are more suited to the outside than others. In this article, we will look at external cladding options and their pros and cons.  …

Home Extensions and Garaging – Part Two

18th February 2022

You’ve decided to go ahead with an Oak Frame extension – what else should you think about? Groundworks Groundworks are vital to ensure the longevity and stability of your timber-framed building. Foundations are generally divided into two categories: shallow foundations and deep foundations. The type of foundation you have will depend on a number of…

Home Extensions and Garaging – Part One

18th January 2022

Looking to create more space in your home? Then a good approach may be to consider extending with a timber frame extension or building a garage. Oak adds charm and character, not to mention warmth and longevity so is well worth considering along with other build methods. Oak Timber Frames have created an oak frame…

Griggs Wins Newland Homes Partnership Awards

13th December 2021

We have been awarded our first award by our long-standing customer Newland Homes. Gareth Hart, the Commerical Director of Newland Homes said: “We love our suppliers and contractors. They’re a key part of what we do. To recognise this, we’ve created our very own ‘Partnership Awards’ scheme to celebrate the relationship we have with our…

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Guide to Planning Permission

15th October 2021

Guide to Planning Permission So you’ve decided on a new timber frame building, but before you get into the detail of the design and structure, a key part of the preparatory process is to consider the feasibility of the project and secure consent from your Local Authority for an addition to your property. The most…

What is Permitted Development?

15th October 2021

Permitted development rights allow householders to improve and extend their homes without the need to apply for planning permission. Permitted Development is permission granted not by the Local Authority but by Parliament (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 for which a Certificate for a Lawful Proposed Use or Development can be obtained. Outbuildings (including garages), leisure…

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