- Reference: 17446
- Location: Wilmslow, Cheshire
- Budget: £
- Services: Design & Manufacture
Taylor Wimpey, national home-builders, were looking for a potential supplier of oak porches for a new development of homes. Construction was to be in the towns of Clitheroe, Lancashire and Wilmslow, Cheshire. They made contact with Oak By Design after seeing their choice of different styles of oak porches on their website.
They required a number of different styles of porches to accommodate the variety of home sizes on the site. The new developments are well located for both practicalities of being near to major roads. They are also close to the surrounding countryside in these beautiful parts of the world.
Taylor Wimpey needed a supplier who could provide accurate drawings of the proposed porches, which needed to be consistently accurate time and time again.
Designs decided, finalised and approved enabled Oak By Design to provide a continuing rollout of oak porches in the different styles and sizes to Half Penny Meadows.
The company chose both traditional pitched roof porches to enhance their family homes and a wider, ‘lean-to’ style oak porch with a hipped roof on some of the others. The different style of homes and oak porches creates an individual look to the homes on the housing development.
When Taylor Wimpey embarked on their development of new homes and apartments in Wilmslow, in the ‘Golden Triangle’ area of Cheshire, Oak by Design were once again asked to continue the supply.
Each of the porches supplied to both sites, have a finish of oak tongue and grooved boards to the underside of the roof, creating a very ‘finished’ look.
Before going to site, all the porches have Osmo Polyx UV Oil applied. Over time, the oak will continue to change colour. How their homeowners decide to maintain them, will create different finishes, providing more individuality.
Some people prefer the oak to ‘silver off’ and therefore, won’t need to reapply the oil finish. Some people prefer to keep the oak looking as it did when installed so will choose to reapply the oil on a regular basis. Either way, these oak porches will continue to add further character to these new homes.