Why does my homemade bread not freeze well?

Yesterday I blogged about freezing pizza bases in tea towels. The pizza bases I made weren’t actually intended to be pizza bases, the dough was meant to make a loaf of bread.  I have been trying to make bread regularly recently for two reasons.  The first being that I haven’t found an inexpensive local bakery yet and the second being that I want to avoid the plastic bags the bread comes in.
I have been trying out various different recipes and I think my bread has been looking pretty good if I do say so myself (as pictured above).  It also tastes ok on the day I make it.  I have been slicing and then freezing the bread (in plastic bags that I have been reusing) to make it last longer.   I make sandwiches for packed lunches the night before, keep them in the fridge overnight and by the next day they are fully defrosted.

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The problem is my husband doesn’t like the bread after it has been frozen, but is quite happy to eat the branded ones after they have been frozen. So the day I made the bread dough mentioned above my husband suggested I turn it into pizza bases and he went off to the supermarket to buy his favourite brand of bread. (I am now pretty intrigued as to how my not supposed to be pizza dough bases frozen in a tea towel wrapping will actually taste once I get around to cooking them!) I did say that I wouldn’t be able to stop my husband from going to the supermarket, but I would like to try and prevent it wherever possible.

So does anyone have any tips for me here?  Does bread made with fresh yeast freeze better (I am using fast action yeast in a breadmaker)?  Should I make smaller fresh loaves daily?  Do you have any other suggestions?

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