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5 Reasons Why Now Is The Best Time To Buy An Oak Beam

by Freddie Armstrong

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With Easter just around the corner and the time to gorge ourselves on the sugary sweetness of chocolate eggs almost upon us, buying an oak beam may be right at the bottom of your to-do list. But before you pick up that packet of mini eggs, take a minute or so to find out why now is the ideal moment to purchase your oak beam.

1. Spring clean and install an oak beam

As the plants spring back to life and the flowers begin to bloom, now is the ideal time to add a little spring spirit into your home.

Spring cleaning isn’t just about making sure your surfaces are sparkling and that little bit of mince pie that has been lurking behind the sofa since Christmas Day is finally vacuumed up, but about adding a little bit of extra life to your rooms.

Bringing some of the outdoors inside, with a solid oak beam above your fireplace, can give a real fresh feel to your living space. Plus, as the days and nights get warmer, it’s a really easy way to rejuvenate a now-neglected chimney breast.

2. Get ahead of the game

As we head towards summer, the evenings spent sitting inside in front of the fire are becoming more and more scarce.

Buying your oak beam now means that demand will be lower than it is later in the year. You may even be able to bag yourself a bargain by buying a beam now, especially if you intend to have a wood burning stove installed, too.

3. You’ll have egg-stra time to install your oak beam

It’s that time of year when it seems that every other weekend has a bank holiday attached. If you’re not going away, bank holidays are a great time to catch up on a little DIY. Use some of that time on your extra day off work to install your oak beam.

4. Your fireplace will be summer ready

As the evenings become warmer, we tend to spend more and more time outdoors. Unfortunately, this is the UK and no matter how many jumpers we add, we’re probably going to have to go back inside at some point during the evening.

Sitting in front of an unlit fire can feel a little depressing. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Decorate your oak beam with a little bunting, add some battery-powered fairy lights to your hearth and you have a space that you’ll want to use all year round.

5. Choosing the right beam doesn’t have to be as hard as it looks…

Do you go for an Aged Rustic Oak Beam or a Classic Oak Fireplace Mantel? A Pale Grey or Antique Pine finish? With so many amazing-looking oak beams available, picking the ideal oak mantel for your home can seem daunting. If you need some advice, get in touch to speak to us – we’re happy to help you choose!