Building with oak

It’s possible to build your house with oak – find out how you can do it, the different configurations, cost, benefits and drawbacks.

In this article we cover:

  • What is an oak build
  • How much does it cost and how does it compare with a traditional build?
  • Different post and beam structures from cruck to box frames
  • How to use oak in your build: entire structure vs roof only
  • How to specify the right type for your build
  • Green versus seasoned
  • Thermal performance, fire and pest resistance

Leslie O'Donnell

Written by Leslie O'Donnell

Les O’Donnell is a Chartered Architectural Technologist and structural engineer with over 30 years’ experience designing and supervising the construction of new builds. His practice, Landmark Designs, is based in Co Tyrone. All of the information contained in the guide is for information purposes only; professional guidance must be sought for your own specific project.

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