When Howard Creber was looking for an oak porch to ‘finish off’ his lovely home in Oxenhope, in the beautiful ‘Bronte Country’ near Haworth, he did what we all do, he used Google.
He was pleased when he found Oak by Design and wanted to use a local company. He also liked our website saying it was easy to navigate and that the clear details, photographs and porch case studies made it easy to understand.
The porch was wanted on a ‘supply only’ basis as his son-in-law, who had built the dwarf wall for the oak porch, we’re going to erect the porch themselves.
Even though he lived locally, Howard dealt with everything over the phone and emails. A detailed diagram was sent to Howard prior to manufacturing for him to clarify all the measurements. Once he approved the details, it went into production. The oak porch was delivered in sections for easier installation. The majority of the work is completed with the workshop and only minimum construction knowledge is needed to install the porch. The truss and walls are delivered complete and other oak members are all cut at the necessary angles.
The porch is usual as it has a side entrance. This is created by having a dwarf wall on two sides. After the oak porch was finished, Howard said ‘It has transformed the front entrance to our property, which, being a gable end, had a rather ‘boxy’ look. The porch has great character and drawn many complimentary comments. Richard Penny was always available to offer support and advice’
His last comment to us was: ‘It does look good!’