Oak framed buildings and extensions have been growing in popularity in recent years, with the timeless appeal of this natural timber, which has been used as a building material since the Middle Ages, set to endure.
Add in the sustainable characteristics of oak, let alone its significantly reduced carbon footprint compared to concrete or other similar materials, and it is easy to see why the trend for oak framed extensions looks set to continue.
This strong and highly durable timber lends itself particularly well to the design and manufacture of quality orangeries, conservatories and garden rooms. If you have been considering an oak framed extension, here are some inspirational examples of how this traditional timber can be used to create a modern living space and transform almost any style of property.
An Open Plan Family Room
This large oak framed garden room, packed full of bespoke design features, has become the hub of this Somerset farmhouse and the place for the whole family to gather and enjoy.
An open place space, which combines a kitchen, dining room and living room, whilst bringing the garden closer to the inside of the home. The natural oak trusses and beams are the central feature of this design and add to the cosy, inviting feel of this garden room.
Mixing Old & New
Combine an oak framed orangery with painted timber windows and bi-fold doors for an eye-catching contemporary look.
This stylish orangery helped extend this period stone property, with the rich tones of the oak offset by the sleek wooden doors and windows, which were painted in a dark grey – forming an attractive mix of old and new.
An experienced designer will ensure that any proposed garden room or orangery scheme will not only complement the architecture of the existing property but often replicate key parts of it.
In this example, the double roof gables of this oak framed garden room echo the rest of the home, creating a striking, vaulted style ceiling and bringing even more natural light into the new living space.
Oak Framed Views
If you have the views, why not make the most of them?
This oak garden room extended this rural property in Cheshire, providing space for a new bespoke kitchen, which opens out into a living room with views of the surrounding countryside.
Oak Extension & Veranda
This period red brick home in Berkshire has been extended with lovely new rustic oak lean-to style extension and veranda.
The left side is a slate roof garden room with bi-fold doors opening into an informal lounge and dining area. The right hand side acts as a sheltered veranda with two sets of French doors opening into the kitchen and living space.
If you want to find out more about the types of oak framed projects that David Salisbury designs and builds, take a look at some more of our inspirational case studies and then order a complimentary copy of our brochure via the links below.