Green oak has the lowest embodied energy of any primary building material.
Materials used in green building are eco-friendly and help lessen the impact of the building on the surrounding environment. Compared with traditional brick buildings, oak framed structures are ‘dry build’ thereby saving on gallons of water normally used on a building site.
They are considerably quicker to construct on site which means they are also more cost effective.
When using ‘green’ unseasoned oak the timber contracts, tightening the joints to give a superbly strong structure which will endure with the added benefit of its beauty increasing with age. The Oak Design Company are extremely environmentally conscious utilising hand crafted techniques as well as sourcing green oak from P.E.F.C & F.S.C certified sawmills which allows for every tree that is cut down, two more are planted in its place.