Oak is one of the most low maintenance woods used in construction, although when used for exterior purposes oak still reacts to the elements. Wind, rain, and sun all effect the wood in different ways, they can bring out the natural beauty of the wood but they do change the look of the wood over time. Many people don’t want their wood to change too much and depending on the mix of the elements depends on what colour your wood will turn. Read more »
Here are a few little known and strange facts about the beautiful county of Hampshire.
Winchester was the capital of England until it was changed in the 12th Century to make London the capital. Alresford, boasts one of the main watercress production in the UK, they even have a watercress festival! Read more »
Sounds easy doesn’t it? find a plot of land and build your dream home without going over budget! Could it be this easy? Well that is a hard answer which some people have already faced, some people are living that dream but not all of us will follow their path, but we can have a good go at trying! Read more »
Quercus Robur is the Latin name for the Oak tree and that means strength in Latin.
Which is why Oaks, Royalty, Kings & money seem to go hand in hand and why for hundreds of years Kings have used the emblem of an Oak tree to adorn coats of arms, money and even carved into their furniture. Read more »
If you have ever tried to establish what are the current self building trends? The answers is there are so many different styles it’s hard to pinpoint a particular trend. If you haven’t already, pop over and take a look at the readers of The Daily Telegraphs homebuilding & renovation awards, it’s the UK’s most prestigious award for renovators & self builders.
The short list has been chosen and some of the entrants are just fantastic, even if you don’t vote, spend a bit of time looking at the houses for inspiration. Read more »