Self-build tip: Allow enough time to order items
Some things will have a long lead time therefore to avoid long delays to your project order things in good time. Idle time on site may mean losing labour to other jobs and remember, the site that maintains continuity comes in on budget.
Come and visit us at the Royal Welsh Show 24th-27th July 2017
The pinnacle event in the British agricultural calendar, the Royal Welsh Show, will be held on 24 – 27 July 2017 at the showground in Llanelwedd. Welsh Oak Frame are exhibiting and can be found on stand number FOR742 where our team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Along with […]
Diary of a self-builder – Part 9
Last month in ‘Diary of a self-builder – Part 8’ Mark reached a major milestone when the scaffolding finally came down to reveal the oak frame. This month Mark tells us about fitting his joinery and his on-going saga with the utility companies. After the scaffolding came down, I spent the best part of six weeks closing […]
Diary of a self-builder – Part 8
Last month, in ‘Diary of a self-builder – Part 7’, Mark told us about his troublesome neighbours and how the lighter evenings enabled him to progress more quickly. This month he reaches a major milestone when the scaffolding finally comes down to reveal the oak frame. Self-building is like running a marathon and I have […]
Self-build tip: Design to the plot
Many self-builders get stuck in to the concept of building their own home by producing sometimes quite detailed drawings of their new home before they’ve even found a plot. Think of your design wishes in broad terms and then set aside any detailed consideration until you’ve found the plot. It’s the plot that will dictate the […]
How to achieve a bespoke oak frame on a budget
Oak frame remains popular amongst self-builders, thanks to its ability to add instant character and warmth to a home. Although a traditional method of construction, dating back way over 4,000 years, it is increasingly used in more contemporary schemes and is in many ways a modern method of construction. The overall build price of a […]
Diary of a self-builder – Part 7
Last month in ‘Diary of a self-builder – Part 6’, Mark shared with us how he organised his administrative paperwork for his build and how he insulated his home. This month, he tells us about how the lighter evenings enabled him to get more hands-on with his build, speeding up the project. There is no […]
Welsh Oak Frame win the LABC’s Best Partnership Award!
We are delighted to have won the ‘Best Partnership’ award at the LABC regional building excellence awards. The largest business to business awards in the building control sector, the LABC regional building excellence awards recognise quality in all types of building project. The Best Partnership award recognises the best development team approach, long-standing relationship and […]
Self-build tip: Consider a mechanical ventilation and heat recovery system
There’s no point having an airtight building if you have no way of managing the stale air. Nor is there any benefit having one if moisture can’t escape out of the structure. A mechanical ventilation and heat recovery system (MVHR) creates movement and balances out warm and cold air within a building.
Diary of a self-builder – Part 6
Last month in ‘Diary of a self-builder – Part 5’, Welsh Oak Frame’s Mark Jones told us about how his self-build home started to take shape as the erection of the oak post and beam structure got underway. This month, Mark shares with us how he organised his administrative paperwork for his build and how […]