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Our connection with nature…

Concept Designs Help Clients Visualise a New Living Space

For this project Living Oak provided a turn-key full project management service for a 2-storey side extension and an oak frame extension to the rear. The owners approached us looking to extend their 3-bedroom semi-detached home in the suburbs to accommodate their...

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Biophilic Design

Biophilia is the idea that humans possess an innate tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of life.  The biologist E. O. Wilson observed how increasing rates of urbanisation were leading to our disconnection with the natural world. Evidence suggests...

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Our Conscious Connection with Nature

Our connection with nature has never felt so important.  Recent events have prompted many of us to re-evaluate how we chose to live in the future. Stuart, the Founder and Creative Director of Living Oak shares his connection with nature and why it is at the core of...

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TED Talk – Why we should build wooden skyscrapers

This is a really inspirational TED talk by Architect Michael Green.  He explains why wood is the material is loves to design and build with the most.  It's use encourages people to touch and hug the buildings they inhabit unlike any other material.  He highlights that...

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A Living Oak weekend in nature

The Living Oak team are all passionate about our connection with nature and the tangible well-being benefits that can be derived from being outdoors....it's why we love working here. This weekend everyone was asked to take pictures of what they got up to or where they...

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Mother Nature

Mother Nature The term ‘Mother Nature’ is often used without really giving a thought to what the words mean or how the expression came about. The first recorded use of the term ‘Mother Nature’, sometimes known as Mother Earth or the Earth-Mother, is a...

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The Living Oak Brand – Connecting with nature

We take our branding very seriously at Living Oak. Taking a lump of green oak along to see clients, encouraging them to feel and smell the wood, really helps them to understand the texture and warmth of the material.  It helps to explain the tangible well-being...

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Living Oak’s Philosophy

As we begin this new decade I am excited to share Living Oak’s philosophy. As the founder of the company, it has taken a few years of living and untold hours walking in the woods to be able to easily explain it.  Now though, Living Oak’s philosophy sits firmly at the...

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Business for Good – B1G1 – helping worthy causes

We are delighted to announce that we have joined the Business for Good (B1G1) initiative. Business for Good was launched back in 2007 when a group of business owners realised that if the opportunity to give back were made easier for all businesses to contribute to,...

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