Have you considered permitted development rights?

  Did you know most homeowners have the right to improve, extend or build a separate structure to the existing dwelling house without the need to apply for planning permission, providing the extent of the work is proportional to the existing house. If you’re extending or improving your home you could be saving time and […]

The British Oak Tree is Under Threat

The future of Britain’s most iconic tree is in peril Britain has more ancient oak trees than the rest of Europe combined, making the Oak a quintessential part of our national identity. The oak tree is a vital habitat for biodiversity, creates the familiar beauty of our landscape and is a construction material used for […]

How do you choose who should make your Oak frame?

In a crowded market place, how do you choose who should make you Oak frame building? As a consumer it is always difficult to know how to choose between the different operators in the market.  No two quotes are ever the same so comparing like for like is near impossible.  Marketing messages on the whole […]

Musings on Low Carbon Building Construction

Last week I drove past a building site proudly displaying a sign stating “low carbon construction”, that got my interest, so I took a closer look. Not much to see apart from a massive concrete slab on top of concrete foundations with multiple 10m high steel posts set in it. How depressing, presumably they’re referring […]

Musings

Commissioning Oak Structures that will Last More than a Lifetime   I’ve just returned from picturesque rural Kent attending the funeral for my wife’s grandmother who died recently aged 98, this was not a sad time, it was a celebration of a long interesting life with over 20 great grandchildren to show for it. I […]

Traditional Oak Framing in Modern Construction

Chartered Institure Join Timberpride for an Evening of All Things Oak The Chartered Institute of Builders joined Alec and Victoria at Timberpride for a visit to our Tetbury based Sawmill and presentation about all things Oak.  Opening our Oak Framed showroom to 20 or so CIOB members on a beautiful May evening was a great […]