Oak framed house ? They are popular because they can be sustainable and to many are good looking.
They can also fit uncontroversially into an essentially conservative UK planning system. The natural appeal of oak is perennial. Now the latest cladding systems (“structural insulated panel system”, SIPS) can be used in an oak framed house structure. They dovetail timeless architecture with contemporary requirements for environmental high performance. This oak framed house is designed for an elderly couple to enjoy a unique garden setting in one of the UK’s most desirable locations, Prestbury, Cheshire. A traditional application of oak framed technology was required for this house. But an oak framed house can also be designed in a contemporary pattern. Co-ordinated with certain metal and glass components oak can emphasise modernity when subtly juxtaposed with these more industrial materials.
Learn more at TRADA, the Timber Research and Development Association.