Oak framed garages, cabins, summer homes, cottages, and outbuildings are excellent for rustic or vintage-style landscapes. Oak frame structures are common and practical since they may be used indefinitely to add liveable space or a practical room like a garage, home office, or storage area.
Due to its natural elegance, oak usually does not need painting, even when used for external woodwork. Customers choose oak for its aesthetic value and use the wood’s unique grain patterns and colourations as a unique feature.
If you’ve been thinking of putting up an oak framed addition to your property, we’ve compiled some of our favourite garden room and orangery layout ideas for you to consider.
Pick a Traditional Appearance for a Rustic Setting
When designing a garden room, it’s important to pick materials (such as roof tiles) that are consistent with the rest of your home’s design.
The four main components of a traditional oak frame building—the walls, floors, roofs, and crosses— have changed very little in design throughout the years, except for their size and the methods used to build them.
Build an Eco-Friendly Garden Room
Homeowners who care about carbon neutrality, low maintenance costs, and sustainable materials will find a lot to like in today’s environmentally friendly oak frame construction.
Wood has environmental benefits since it naturally absorbs carbon dioxide. Wood burning releases the carbon dioxide (CO2) the tree took up throughout its lifetime. When oak is used for long-term structural purposes, like building a house, it removes carbon from the environment.
Get the Necessary Permits Before Erecting Your Garden Room
Many people are unaware that they need to get the necessary permits before erecting their garden room. If you want to build a garden room, it is essential that you know what kind of permits you will require from your local government. A few examples of the permits required for building a garden room include a building permit and an electrical permit to install any electrical system in the garden room. You can also contact the local fire department and ask whether they will allow you to use their fire hydrants as water sources for irrigation purposes.
Insulate Your Garden Room for Year-Round Use
In addition to the double glazing and toughened glass that it most certainly will have, a large oak framed garden room will need additional insulation from the ground up to the ceiling. This will make the room usable in all kinds of weather.
Interior Oak Fittings
Of course, a garden room with a wooden frame would look fantastic from the outside, but why stop there? Oak frames are often used in garden rooms because of their pleasant views. A garden room would look beautiful with exposed brickwork or other natural materials, as well as an oak frame on the inside.
The golden honeyed appearance of oak, even in winter, evokes a feeling of warmth and comfort. The exposed beams and decorative wood trusses add to the interior’s dramatic flair while also creating a feeling of airiness and lightness. Mouldings and beading crafted from oak, especially those made to order, provide an elegant final touch representing the owner’s sense of style.
Get in Touch
At New Forest Oak Buildings, they offer an extensive selection of oak framed buildings to meet the requirements of a variety of customers. If you’re considering any upgrades to your home, don’t hesitate to get in contact with them. New Forest Oak Buildings can work with you to plan and construct anything from oak framed garden rooms, oak framed garages, extension, stable, porch, etc. You can count on them to meet any needs that may arise.