Posted on July 2, 2013 by
Whilst our business is based in Herefordshire, we are happy to take our work where ever our customers need it, be that throughout the UK or further afield. We’re currently working on one of our biggest and most exciting projects yet. An English couple have recently bought a holiday home out in Tuscany in Italy, and they’ve asked Vintage Oak Joinery to renovate the entire villa. Continue reading →
Posted on June 21, 2013 by
Listed buildings can be a complete joy to own – as well as living in a piece of history, you’ll have a property that will always be an elegant reminder of the past as it is restored to strict standards.
But what are these strict standards, who decides them and who enforces them? We run down what you need to be aware of when renovating your listed property, and look at why quality and experience is essential when having restoration work carried out on the building.
Posted on February 28, 2013 by
The construction of oak houses is becoming an increasingly popular method of building; and for good reason. We all know the story of the three little pigs and how the wolf huffed and puffed and blew the little pig’s wooden house down. But what if the little pig had chosen to have his house built by Vintage Oak Buildings? Here are our top reasons for creating your new project with oak and to avoid being eaten by a wolf.
Oak framing and building is one of the most inexpensive ways to build a home, because it can be easily adjusted and modified. Extensions and conversions in concrete homes and a lot more difficult to make, and for that reason, are much more expensive.
Due to the flexibility of wood, oak built homes have stood the test of time. As buildings settle and move, the house shifts slowly with the earth’s movements rather than against it. The building is therefore able to maintain its structural capacity. Over a long period of time, oak begins to solidify and fossilise too, which means that there won’t be much wear and tear, and your house won’t be blown down.
Oak built homes have many thermal-protection options and are designed to make them efficient and maintain warmth in the home. Natural materials such as oak are naturally good insulators as they have a high specific heat capacity. This means that it generally takes a high amount of heat to become hot, and therefore transmit warmth outside of the home.
For more information or a free quotation, why not give us a call on 01568 615402? We will be happy to assist you with your enquiry.