- Reference: 16875
- Location: Leamington Spa
- Project Budget: £5,000
- Services: Consultation and Drawings.
Neil Crabb, Director of Oscar Homes in Leamington Spa (http://oscarhomes.co.uk/), was looking for a supplier for 2 oak porches for the homes on an exclusive development of theirs in the heart of the village of Mickleton, in Gloucestershire.
Neil searched online for a porch manufacturer who would provide the quality of porch required and more importantly understood what was needed. Oak By Design discussed their requirements and the designs for the 2 different style porches had a quotation created.
Each porch was then ordered, subsequently, drawings of the porches supplied and tweaked, and finally, they went into production.
The first property, Rondo House, has a porch with a pitched roof, sat on small dwarf walls and is approx. 2.4 metres wide and 1.25 metres deep. Oak over-boarding finishes off this lovely porch.
The second property, Regent House, has a porch with a single roof coming off the house wall. The front main posts sit on staddle stones, and similarly, the oak porch also has oak over-boarding on the roof.
Both porches had a stop chamfer finish to all the main timbers and then a coat of an Osmo external Polyx oil. As a result, they had a very natural-looking finish: Raw/Natural.
We spoke to Neil after the houses had gone on the market with Knight Frank, and asked him about his experience dealing with Oak by Design by phone calls and emails:-
“Firstly, we found out about Oak By Design through a Google search. The website was really informative, especially the gallery of previous works in the client’s projects. Secondly, as we are not local to you, so unable to visit your showroom in person, the gallery of previous work and testimonials was a useful tool.
In conclusion, our priority in choosing a supplier was to find a company who could work with us to achieve the design, which we’d envisaged with our architect Robothams of Leamington Spa (http://www.robothams.co.uk ).
The quotation and ordering process was seamless. From our original email enquiry, we had contact with Joanne throughout the project. We found her to be helpful throughout and to sum up, the aftercare advice was fantastic.
We love the outcome. We’ve intentionally chosen high-quality fixtures and fittings throughout our build and the porch hasn’t let us down. Our properties recently went on the market and several viewers have commented on the design and workmanship of the Porch in particular.
To conclude, we look forward to working with Oak By Design again on future projects”