Oak Building FAQs: All You Need To Know
Posted on March 18, 2014 by
A home or extension with an oak frame can be a great option because it is an attractive homely material that is naturally long-lasting. It can also work well as part of a traditional design (e.g. Tudor) or something more contemporary.
The team here at Vintage Oak Buildings is always going to be happy to answer any queries you might have, but here are the most commonly asked questions.
Q. How Long Does it Take for an Oak Build?
A. The amount of time it is going to take to add an oak frame is going to vary depending on the project. If you intend to use it as part of a new house, you’re talking weeks while an oak frame for an extension could be built in a matter of days. As we say, it really does depend on the size and complexity of the project – please contact us for more details.
Q. How Well Does Oak Insulate?
A. An oak frame that conforms to modern building regulations is going to help you insulate your home so you can avoid extremes of temperature. This means that you can be nice and cosy in the winter and protected from excessive heat during the summer months. The fact that you have proper insulation is also going to help to reduce your energy bills.
Q. Will an Oak Frame Increase the Value of My Property?
A. Adding an oak frame can be considered an investment because doing this is likely to increase the value of your property. Of course for this to apply, the end result needs to be visually appealing and of a high standard – this is why it can be so important to use a reputable company like us here Vintage Oak Buildings.
Q. Do I Need Planning Permission to Add an Oak frame?
A. The need for planning permission is going to depend on the exact nature of the project – in a number of cases, you may find you won’t need it. If you are unsure, the best advice is to contact the planning officer for your local authority or seek our advice – we can provide guidance on which types of structures are likely to require permission.
Q. Can I Add an Oak Frame to a Grade II Listed Building?
A. If you want to make this type of change to a Grade II listed building, you will usually be expected to contact your local planning officer; it shouldn’t be a problem so long as the oak frame fits in with the current design.
Q. Is it Hard to Maintain an Oak Frame?
A. Your oak frame is unlikely to require much in the way of maintenance. This type of wood is very strong, and it is resistant to decay.
If you have any further questions about adding an oak frame to your property, please contact us here at Vintage Oak Buildings. We specialise in this type of build, and we are going to have the expertise to make your project a success – call us now.