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Oak framed garden room by Shires Oak Buildings

The Oak Experts

Shires Oak Buildings, based in the heart of England , are specialists in the design and construction of oak framed structures. The organisation has expanded organically year-on-year, maintaining the skills, quality, and customer service that the business was built on.

Oak framed home extension project by Shires Oak Buildings

Add Value to Your Home with a Shires Oak Extension

Whether you're looking to sell your house in the near future, or you just want a bit (or a lot) of extra space, an extension is a fantastic option for adding value. You can either build upwards, in the form of a loft conversion, or outwards. A well-built extension can add thousands to your home, boosting your property value by around 5%. The scope of your extension can vary hugely, from two storey projects that can add a huge amount of extra square footage, or a smaller room or conservatory. Understandably, the amount of added value depends on the materials used, quality of the build, and overall aesthetic. A basic UPVC conservatory, for example, won't increase your property's worth as much as a comparable room built with oak and designed...

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Design drawing by Shires Oak Buildings

The Shires Oak Process

The build of a new home extension or outbuilding can seem like a daunting task - after all, there's a lot of legal and planning loopholes to jump through as well as taking care of the design and construction. At Shires Oak Buildings, we aim to remove the stress of this process by making sure our customers understand exactly what's involved! After our initial conversation, we like to arrange a visit to your project site to share your ideas with some of ours in order to make the most of your building. We can assess your site for suitability at the same time, and make you aware of issues that might affect planning permission or foundation design, such as proximity to trees or buildings. We will then prepare a quotation for your...

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The new Shires Oak Buildings website

Welcome to the new Shires Oak Buildings website!

After several years of faithful service, the old Shires Oak Buildings website was looking a bit tired, so we decided to create a brand new site to showcase the wonderful oak framed projects we work on! Our new website is full of great features - including this blog, where we'll post about our latest builds, and offer advice to anyone looking for a new extension or separate building. So what else is new? Browse our recent work in our portfolio - you easily can sort by type of building: garden rooms, orangeries, garages, offices, home extensions, garden stores, or bespoke projects. Find out all about Shires Oak Buildings on our About page. Visit our How We Work page to learn more about the Shires Oak Buildings process - this page is the perfect starting...

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