Category: Oak Advice

The Perfect Oak Fireplace Beam for Your Log Burner

Featured product: We’re a little bit biased in saying that oak fireplace beams are the perfect addition to your living room to go above a log burner. Whether you are renovating your house, your living room or just the fireplace, our beams will add character and functionality to the feature. Before buying and installing your beam, […]

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Contemporary Oak Fire Surround with Tile Wall

Five Things to Consider Before Purchasing Your Oak Beam Fire Surround

Featured Product: 1. What size should I order? / Can I order any size oak beam fire surround? There are two sizes to consider when ordering your fire surround – The upstands and the mantle itself. For each piece, you will need to consider the size of the cross-section (width x depth) and its length. What […]

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What Size, Colour and Finish Oak Mantle Beam Should I Choose for my Mantelpiece?

There is such a thing as too much choice. For instance, when you’ve got 4 pages of menu options at a new restaurant or thousands of books in hundreds of categories at a bookshop. There is also a wealth of options when selecting the perfect oak mantle beam that is going to become such a prominent […]

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Fireplace Ideas – What Suits Your Home

Finding the perfect Oak Beam Fireplace to Match Your Style Featured product: Your fireplace can be the heart and soul of your living room. When finished right, it can add character and style to your home. However, the pressure of getting it right can make choosing the right feature all the more difficult. This post will […]

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Air Dried Oak Mantelpiece or Green Oak Mantelpiece?

What is the difference between an air-dried oak beam and a green oak beam? We are often asked to explain the differences between the two and why we recommend green oak for one use and air dried for others. Celtic Timber stock oak from three different moisture contents: Kiln Dried Oak Air Dried Oak Green […]

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Understanding Oak Grades

Understanding Oak Grades

What Is the Difference Between Oak Grades? Products Featured: There is a variety of standards for grading oak, with different systems in place for American Oak, Australian Oak and European Oak. All of Celtic Timber’s Oak is sourced from FSC approved suppliers in France and are therefore graded under the European Standard EN 975-1. All […]

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Incorporating Oak Into Character Properties

Most properties over 20 years old will have gone through some form of renovation. This might be simple things such as a garden restoration, or a new ceiling. The problem with many renovations is that the cheapest way to get the job done is not necessarily the way that helps a property to retain its […]

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