Oak By Design is proud to be associated with the supplying and installing of the engineered oak flooring and staircase throughout this wonderful property.
The Romans ruled York for more than 300 years and left an impressive legacy, including the city’s famous walls, but the grand, classical villas built for the elite are long gone. Mindful of that loss and knowing that their self-build plot was on a Roman cemetery, retired architect Mike Nicholas and his wife, ...Continue Reading →
Our workshop supervisor, oak specialist Dave Carter, has 2 teenagers who have both attended York High School. They both excelled in Design Technology.
Whilst attending a parents evening a couple of years ago he got talking to the then D.T. teacher, Mr Sims (now the Head). They discussed the materials used within the classes and the costs incurred by both the school and parents. Their children were happy making the items they had designed but costs were ...Continue Reading →
Houzz, the leading platform for home renovation and design recently announced the community’s picks for Best of Houzz 2018.
Marcus Hartwell, MD of Houzz UK and Ireland, said: “Best of Houzz winners represent some of the most talented and customer-focused professionals in our industry”. Oak By Design is pleased to have been awarded a ‘Best of Houzz Customer Service Award’ for the second year running! This award is based on several factors, which include the ...Continue Reading →
Over the last 3 years, Oak By Design has seen a large increase in orders of Oak Structures. These include oak orangeries, porches, sunrooms, and conservatories. Many are supplied on a supply only basis nationwide and are sent out using a dedicated local company. They currently use STS247 or a local Palletline company called Bowkers.
Increasingly though Oak By Design ...Continue Reading →
The term seasoned oak refers to the state of a freshly cut oak beam that has been left to naturally dry over a period of time. Normally, oak beams that are left to dry over twelve months can be called ‘seasoned’. This is different to kiln-dried oak and will be discussed in a later post.
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Once the investment has been made, an engineered oak floor is going to be there for a long time! Unlike carpet, which is easily soiled, or tiles, which can easily be cracked, an oak floor can easily be renovated when it starts to look a little tired.
Last month Greg Kinnear got in touch with us as he had an engineered oak floor that was laid about 12 years ago. At that time, the floors we supplied were ...Continue Reading →