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Oak Conservatory Buyers Guide

Hardwood oak conservatories

Oak ConservatoryFor centuries oak has been the preferred hardwood specified by architects and builders. Seasoned oak is one of the most attractive building materials available to man. As oak ages it increases in character as the surface splits and creates fissures. This is purely an aesthetic change as the core of the timber remains structurally sound. There are many examples in the United Kingdom of oak structures that are hundreds of years old and are still fit for purpose.

An oak conservatory is a stunning addition to any home. A simple wax treatment will bring out the warm hues in the timber and create a wonderful ambience in the conservatory. As with all timber conservatories, design features only only limited by the imagination. Almost any shape and style can be machined because oak is such a workable material.

Hardwood Oak ConservatoriesOak is grown right across Europe (Quercus Robur). Flourishing in the changeable, temperate climate we so enjoy. Over the centuries carpenters have built elaborate structures, such as churches and stately homes, using oak and traditional carpentry methods such as mortice and tenon and dovetail joints to create structurally sound and aesthetically pleasing buildings.

Oak framing is still very popular in Britain today, as are the traditional methods used to build these structures. Other that using oak in conservatory construction, oak is very popular in the construction of barns, stables, carports, building extensions and even new homes. Although the natural beauty of oak is so popular, you still find many painted structures being built out of oak. The choice of oak, in these case, is due to it's tremendous strength and lifetime performance.

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