Category Archives: Self Build

Timber Frame Can Slash Global Fossil Fuel Use

A recent study published by scientists at Yale University has discovered wood based construction uses far less energy than concrete or steel construction. It is reported that over 1.5 billion tonnes of wood is globally harvested each year, a huge … Continue reading

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Building Your Own Self Build Property

Building your own home is a dream for many, but the process of finding a plot, commissioning an architect and choosing a builder can prove daunting at first. Before you even consider the physical aspects of the build project however, … Continue reading

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The Three Little Pigs

The three little pigs… Once upon a time there were three little pigs. Each of these little pigs wanted to build their own self build home. The first self building little pig decided to build his house of straw. The … Continue reading

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A Continuing Problem in the Self Build Market – The Availability of Suitable Plots

The local and national Estate Agents seem to have ignored the Self Build market. As a company, Oakworth Homes are trying to encourage local Estate Agents to look to their land buying departments, to see if, by dividing down their … Continue reading

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Boasting About The Benefits Of Boise

Back before BCI brought out Boise I-joists, you could bet your bottom buck that bricklayers would buy batches of wooden joists from big merchants, and bang them between badly laid blocks without batting an eyelid. The beams used being badly sawn solid-section … Continue reading

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Oakworth Homes Ltd at the NEC

The Home Building & Renovating Show at the NEC from 28th March – 1st April 2012 was a great success for Oakworth Homes with nearly 10,000 people visiting our show home. We received numerous enquiries over the 4 days of … Continue reading

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Self Build & Building Your Own Home

How about building your own home that costs less to build, less to heat and that’s built to your personal taste and higher standard and is also helping the planet and making the world into a better place. Timber frame is the … Continue reading

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