Increases Property Market Value
One significant benefit of adding an extension to any property is the impact it has on the property’s market value. Creating an extension adds functional space, boosting the available living area. Buyers are often drawn to the idea of a large spacious kitchen or an extra lounge area. An extension opens the door to other possibilities; for instance, adding a home gym or kid’s playroom is usually a luxury most homeowners can’t justify given space limitations.
If you’re looking to sell your property or might be interested in doing so in the future, you’ll want to consider making improvements to boost the market value.
Oak is Highly Durable
Durability is a key factor when it comes to material selection, and this is an area where oak does not disappoint. Oak is exceptionally strong, heavy, and durable. It is highly resistant to fungal attack and won’t rot anywhere near as easily as other types of timber. Its outstandingly dense constitution and long-living nature stem from the tree’s hardiness. It’s not uncommon for oak trees to live for hundreds of years, withstanding even the harshest weather.
So, as you’d probably expect, such characteristics can be hugely beneficial when it comes to constructing buildings in all manner of climates. At OakCraft, we carefully select the oak we use, ensuring quality, longevity and sustainability.
Oak is considerably more efficient at retaining heat when compared to other building materials, such as masonry, steel, and aluminium. This is due to the fact that wood contains air pockets within its cellular structure that makes it far more efficient at hindering the passage of heat. Because of this, oak framed buildings typically require far less energy to keep warm or cool. The result of this is cheaper energy bills.
Another impact of this is the knock-on effect this has on the environment, as homeowners won’t be running their heating or air conditioning anywhere near as long as with other building types.
This brings us to the subject of oak being eco-friendly. The impressive insulating quality of timber means that property owners won’t need to run their heating or air conditioning anywhere near as much. This equates to fewer fossil fuels being used which, in turn, helps to reduce your carbon footprint.
Also worth considering is the fact that oak is acquired from sustainable sources. New trees are planted to replace ones that have been harvested. The process of growing and harvesting oak also has a very low impact on the environment when compared to the way in which man-made materials are produced. In fact, the high levels of greenhouse gas emissions attributed to the construction industry are because of mining, processing, and transporting man-made materials.
One final note is that timber naturally absorbs carbon dioxide emissions, is not toxic, and doesn’t release chemicals the way man-made materials do.
Versatile and Easy to Create Bespoke Designs
When you approach OakCraft, you’ll always receive an entirely bespoke service. The beauty of oak construction is that it offers versatility. And thanks to the modern innovations we’ve brought to the table, we can offer bespoke designs that are very easy to create.
The secret to our success lies with our incredible, market-leading OakCraft Jointing System. This system enables us to offer a degree of flexibility that no other building company can offer. With OakCraft, it’s possible to achieve an extension design that’s unique and that fully satisfies all your requirements.
We provide customers with personalised service; our goal is to take on board your ideas and present you with design options that you’ll love. We don’t supply prefabricated buildings; every building is either designed from scratch or from a starting template – you decide which.
Every aspect is entirely configurable, and we also take care of features such as windows, doors, and even the roof. So, whatever sort of extension you have planned, let OakCraft know all about it.
Helps Your Property Stand Out
An OakCraft extension is an excellent way of making your property stand out. Timber is a gorgeous material, oak in particular. The majestic qualities of oak construction perfectly complement both traditional and modern construction. If you live in a rural property, an oak extension will look magnificent along with a natural backdrop. And even if you live in the suburbs, you’ll love the way an oak extension will make your property stand apart from those around it.