In the early part of the 20th Century, after and as a result of the first world war, there was a change in the demographic of this country caused by the tragic loss of so many young men. Families and whole villages were torn assunder and the traditional roles within household staffing and industrial affairs changed for ever. Since the 1950s once the building works had been put in place to rehouse so many bomb affected families, there has been peaks and troughs in the house building industry. The late 1960s saw a boom in the private estate building and in the late 1990s, larger very comfortable houses were being built for the more prosperous working and middle class family.
These are the houses today that are being refurbished, or in some cases, completely redesigned and rebuilt. Oak is a very popular coice for refitting and refurnishing properties. So reliable a material is ideal for all projects.