Going greener is a trend that’s continuing to grow as more people look at ways in which they can live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and, when you enlist the help of Welsh Oak Frame, you can rest assured that your new home will be beautiful as well as eco friendly.
Building with oak frames is one of the greenest construction techniques and all of Welsh Oak Frame’s timber frames are constructed from Green Oak selected from QP1 grade European timbers from sustainably managed forests. As well as being strong, durable and aesthetically pleasing, oak is also carbon neutral, meaning it doesn’t release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere like some other building materials. Oak frames are sustainable because the trees are replanted, and as the wood occurs naturally it doesn’t require large amounts of energy to manufacture. Easy to maintain, the oak frame structure will not only age beautifully but it will actually improve over time.
The owners of this beautiful two-bedroom, two-storey property commissioned Welsh Oak Frame to design and build a home that was as energy efficient as possible and would accommodate indoor and outdoor space that would allow them to take advantage of the stunning location in Powys, Wales. The couple wanted to keep their bills low and Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels were installed to generate their own electricity while an air-source heat pump (ASHP) was chosen for the heating and hot water. These are complemented by a mechanical ventilation system with heat recovery (MVHR) that extracts warm, stale air from inside and draws in cold fresh air that’s heated through the exchanger as it comes in. There is double glazing, underfloor heating and LED lighting throughout.
The expert team at Welsh Oak Frame have more than 20 years’ experience designing and building truly bespoke, oak-frame homes and extensions using a combination of traditional building techniques and cutting-edge technology. Each design is tailored to suit the needs and requirements of every client.
Rebecca Pritchard, Welsh Oak Frame’s Marketing Manager, says: “This beautiful house is a prime example of how you don’t have to compromise on aesthetics when looking to build an eco-friendly home. As each of our homes are bespoke, we can incorporate as many green features as desired to complement your lifestyle and help you reduce your energy bills.”
Welsh Oak Frame designs luxury, bespoke, oak frames for new-build homes. For a full management service that will take your project to completion with a truly bespoke package, contact Welsh Oak Frame on 01686 688 000 or visit www.welshoakframe.com. If you are interested in speaking to the Welsh Oak Frame designer who created this stunning home, please contact Homestyle PR, who can provide more pictures and further information on a first-come, first-served basis.