Working With Green Oak
A Superb Material
More self-builders are being seduced by green oak, and it is easy to see why. Not only does it look fantastic, but also the life-performance offers a unique chance to own a low-energy, cost effective home.
A timber frame is one of the most natural materials that can be used, as the tannins and oils in the wood make toxic and chemical treatments unnecessary. Green oak frames can also last for a phenomenal amount of time, and there are still structures standing after hundreds of years that demonstrate this. In fact, oak can have a better strength-to-weight ratio than steel.