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APR
2017
cabin blog small spaces

Denspiration – Our Love of Small Spaces

Somewhere within us all is an instinctual desire to design and build our own space, individual to our needs and characteristics, a home away from home, an escape, a retreat.  Many of us carry this desire with us into adulthood our wants and needs for this space evolving as we...
04
APR
2017
Carpenter Oak Open Day Events

Show dates and events for your diary

We love getting out and about to showcase our work and meet anyone embarking on their own project.  Meeting us at one of our shows is the best way to talk us through your plans, get expert advice and gain inspiration for your extension, re-model, cabin or house. As well as our...
21
OCT
2016
Big Green Show

Carpenter Oak at the Big Green Home Show

The Big Green Home Show came to the National Self Build and Renovation Centre in Swindon this month. The Centre is a permanent display open Tuesday to Saturday every week, but for a few dates a year it hosts a self build show – the latest being The Big Green Home Show. The shows...
14
OCT
2016
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Glitz and Glamour at the Build It Awards

Carpenter Oak recently gave me the privilege to attend the Build It Awards Ceremony 2016 at the Hilton Bankside on their behalf.  Described as a glitzy affair with a smart dress code I was a little unsure as to what to expect.  Glitzy, smart and the building industry is an...
06
OCT
2016

All Saints Church, Sparkwell

Following a detailed survey, grade II listed All Saints Church in Exeter was found to be suffering from water ingress.  Le Page Architects and Carpenter Oak were entrusted to carry out vital repair and restoration works, rebuilding the spire to its original form. The project took...
27
SEP
2016

Double Award Winning Frames

After an enjoyable evening at the Build It Awards 2016 we are proud to announce, for the third consecutive year, we are winners of the Best Oak Frame. The nominated project ‘Hart House’ is of contemporary oak glulam construction married with a mixture of traditional jointing and...
01
SEP
2016

South Devon Plot for Sale with Planning Permisson

Have you been looking for land to start your self build adventure? Fancy living in a timber frame home with views out to Dartmoor National Park? There is a beautiful South Devon plot for sale with planning permission for a timber frame house designed by Roderick James Architects...
18
JUL
2016
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Two New Case Studies

We have two new case studies that showcase the diversity of oak timber framing. The first project is a large extension to the ancient Hexham Abbey. Located in Northumberland parts of this Abbey were built in 674AD and we were asked to create an extension that was sympathetic to...
05
JUL
2016

Carpenter Don Runs 24hrs for Charity

“The selfie is at 3am and I am not in a normal state of mind…” Back in May, Senior Carpenter Don took part in a pretty impressive 24 hour run – Hope24 – to help raise funds for charity ‘Hope for Children’. He did good! A little late in the day...