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Timber Frame vs Brick Extension: The Ultimate Guide

If you’re thinking about adding an extension to your home, you probably picture a traditional structure. However, there are other options available besides bricks when it comes to extending your home.

Timber frames are becoming increasingly popular as a building material for extensions. They offer both aesthetic appeal and the strength and durability that bricks provide.

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The Importance of Oak Treatment

Oak is one of the easiest materials to maintain. It naturally resists rot, fungal infections, pests, and insects, so oak structures can last a lifetime without any intervention from us. However, some homeowners may choose to treat their oak structures to enhance specific features and properties of the wood.


Factors That Influence Oak Frame Extension Cost

There are several factors that can affect the cost of your oak frame extension. However, planning for all possibilities is the best way to ensure that costs stay within your budget.

To help you prepare for both expected and unexpected expenses before building your dream extension, here are some of the main factors that influence the cost of an oak frame extension.


Timber Frame Regulations Simplified

Whether you are extending your home or adding a new feature like a porch or outbuilding, you might be considering using timber framing.

Timber is an excellent construction material that not only provides high load-bearing capacity and durability in all weather conditions but also offers a luxurious and timeless aesthetic.

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The Benefits Of Building With Oak

Soft, warm, and welcoming, oak is a truly stunning and adaptable material for any home improvement project. The numerous benefits it provides help to ease any concerns homeowners may have about the cost.

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Oak Extensions Guide: Everything You Need to Know

Contemporary or traditional, oak is the perfect material to achieve the aesthetic you desire for your home extension. It is versatile and reliable, making it a popular choice for all types of extensions.

Oak provides a warm and neutral palette that complements various interior preferences, while also adding unlimited character to your home.

“We cannot recommend Enville Oak highly enough! They have been superb and our Oak building it utterly stunning. The most incredible craftsmanship, attention to detail second to none, helpful, responsive and nothing was too much trouble. Incredibly professional and totally trustworthy. Wouldn't hesitate to use them again, and one day we hopefully will! Thank you to an amazing team!”

Mrs Hawley

“We approached a few companies before ordering from Enville. We quickly gained the impression of an honest, down to earth approach and felt that our money would be paying for the end product rather than financing expensive advertising & marketing campaigns. The guys here are genuinely interested in their craftsmanship and a belief in customer satisfaction. They have just erected a porch with which we are delighted and will shortly be building a barn-style open garage. Between ordering and commencement of work, Lee (the office manager) has kept us in constant touch with progress on all matters including contact with the planning office, liaison with our groundwork contractor etc. I have no doubt that our garage build with go smoothly and therefore have every confidence that it will be deserving of the five star I have awarded following completion of the porch. Well done, Ben, Ben, Lee and the team! Maurice & Irene Quinn!”

Mr & Mrs Quinn

“Enville Oak quoted on a range of oak frames installed on a bungalow we are presently renovating. From the point of quotation they instilled confidence in me that they would provide an excellent service and product at a very competitive price, and they have not disappointed. They supplied and fitted ahead of schedule, the fitting crew were very helpful and the product is excellent. Ben oversaw the project from the start and made sure that he was around at key stages of the installation. The team worked alongside builders and window manufacturers without an issue. If needed, Ben would come to site without delay to smooth over any concerns. Customer service clearly forms a high priority throughout the Company. I have recommended the Company to others, and I will be using them again during the next phase of development to build a car port.”

Mrs Clark

"I have just had a beautiful oak porch designed and installed by Enville Oak. The whole process was so easy. I explained roughly what I wanted I was provided with brilliant advice I received detailed drawings and images which we so helpful. The service and price was excellent. They even fitted us in earlier so allow rendering works to commence. 100% recommend and so happy - thanks so much!”

Mrs Lench

"Approached Enville Oak at the home building and renovation show in Birmingham, liked what I saw and the people, very friendly and accommodating. This resulted in a visit to the yard and was even more impressed. They provided sketch drawings of our porch and ground works plans. When it was delivered for me to assemble they had put carpenters marks on all the joints and when it was assembled I / we were delighted with it. I will use them again for another couple of projects and have no hesitation in highly recommending Enville Oak to anyone especially with their service and customer care.”

Mr Holden

"Absolutely superb from start to finish. Lee and the team couldn’t have done more to make this a really positive experience all round. The gazebo is fantastic and excellent quality, exactly what we were hoping to achieve. With professionalism from the team, outstanding communication and reliability, we’d repeat the experience 100%. Cannot speak more highly of this company!”

Mrs Butwell

"Enville Oak made me an individually designed oak balcony. They were extremely helpful, professional and made a wonderful job
Can't recommend them highly enough. Thanks Team!”

Mr Bolton

"We commissioned Enville Oak to construct a gazebo for our garden earlier this year. From the start of the project to completion it was a joy to work with the company. The staff onsite were always professional, helpful and kept the site tidy. We were delighted with the workmanship which was superb , such a high quality product, and they also exceeded our expectations for the supply and installation of the gazebo, which was an unexpected bonus. We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Enville Oak or using them again in the future.”

Mr Aston

"We would like to thank Enville Oak Ltd for their superb workmanship of our front porch. The porch itself is far better than we ever imagined and the craftsmanship is fantastic. We will definitely recommend Enville Oak Ltd to anybody, plus friends and family.”

Mrs Yates

"We couldn’t be more pleased with our new lean to garage delivered by Enville Oak. They have been professional and extremely helpful through the entire design and construction process and the finish is second to none. Would not hesitate to recommend this fantastic team.”

Mrs Wilson

"I approached Enville Oak regarding a supply only, service. Truthfully I expected them to say no. To my surprise they were very supportive. Ben came and measured up the project, forwarded a quote and after I agreed to it I was extremely impressed by being given a contract that clearly stated Enville Oak's commitment. After signing the contract I've received a first class service, support and aftercare. Overall I'm very impressed with their professionalism and friendly manner. Thank you to all the staff involved.”

Mr Allen

"As an estate agent, I get to see a range of oak-framed structures and to hear about many customers' experiences. Enville Oak came highly recommended and seemed an obvious choice for the build of our 2-car, barn-style car port and adjacent storage facility. Having just signed off the finished product, I am certainly not disappointed. The service throughout has been top notch. The initial quote was comprehensive and, happily, did not involve any tiresome sales tactics; the skilled craftsmen were a joy to have on site; and I was kept exceptionally well informed throughout. I have no hesitation in highly recommending Enville Oak. Robert Nicholls (Eden Midcalf Estate Agents).”

Mr Nicholls

"Enville Oak supplied and fitted a new building; triple garage with accommodation above. I selected Enville Oak because they were clearly above the rest in their knowledge and experience of oak buildings and I was delighted that their price was also competitive. I am extremely pleased with the building; the manufacture and the build were closely managed by the Directors and the attention to detail is evident in every aspect. The co-ordination and quality of all the trades from the groundworks, through to the roof tiling and lead work was exceptional. I will be using Enville Oak again in the future.”

Mr Horgan

"We have been thoroughly pleased with the professional service we have received from Enville Oak. Lee (Office Manager) was always available communicating with us every step of the way, as our beautiful oak porch was designed and made. The joiners who constructed the porch were friendly, reliable and hardworking. Ben (Architect) visited the site and offered invaluable advice. We would highly recommend Enville and will certainly use them again in the future.”

Mr Stubbs

"Enville Oak has superseded our expectations in every aspect. From the initial quote, the design, time frame, craftsmanship & fitting. It’s not that often that companies excel in what they do, but Enville Oak came up trumps in every way. We are so delighted with our new porch every boxed ticked for us. Would 100% recommend this excellent company. Many thanks for an excellent job.”

Mrs Butters

"We are over the moon with our bespoke Balcony that was made by and installed by the team in a professional and timely manner.
Everyone at Enville Oak have been fabulous to work with - from Lee to the lads that were here for two days installing it -nothing has been too much trouble - they have responded to all our e-mails and questions. To say it looks stunning wouldn't do it justice. Their customer service is second to none and we have already asked them to look at a further oak project for us. We would wholeheartedly recommend Enville Oak . Thank you.”

Mrs Pillinger

"From initial telephone discussions through on site meetings, manufacture and then installation, Enville Oak have been friendly and professional throughout. They have kept us informed at every stage of the process and we are delighted with the final product. We are already thinking about using them on another project.”

Mr Bentley

"Fantastic, friendly service. I only went for a single piece of Oak, but got treated in the same manor as I someone ordering an oak framed building. Great guys, I’ll be back for firewood and other projects. Thanks!”

Mr Cook
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