Oakbridge Bespoke homes were recommended as a high quality contractor by a neighbour close to this project in St Albans, Hertfordshire. The client approached us with approved planning and tender design, with which we were then able to negotiate a design and build contract, at a budget they were comfortable with. In order to reach an agreed price point we had to take the initial drawings and re-engineer significant elements to meet budget. The main elements being the structural frame and glazing. The changes and costs to reflect this were then presented back to the client incorporating different cost options so that we could ensure the clients satisfaction with the decision made. After this decision the architect was novated to Oakbridge Bespoke Homes. Once we started on site there were some significant site issues to overcome, the outdoor swimming pool was filled in, an unknown air raid shelter was found and there were undocumented site services.
These issues then led to re-design to accommodate the certain conditions, this was all done in-house by Oakbridge Bespoke. The build was technically challenging as much of the project featured specialism’s in glazing, cladding, timber frame and finishes. As Oakbridge Bespoke have been building a variety of traditional to modern bespoke houses for 26 years we could use this expertise on this particular project. In particular the bespoke stairs featured in the main reception area and from the lounge were both designed in house and executed to a very high standard. The design was developed in house with specialist suppliers, working to the clients budget, and featured structural glass, folded steel and timber. As we have a turnkey service at Oakbridge Bespoke Homes we were able to also complete all the M&E in house – this included bespoke brick, polished concrete throughout the ground floor and exterior paths.
The house features full integration with intelligent lighting, multiroom TV system and bespoke audio/visual systems. The house has bright, clean lines throughout aided with sky lights. We were very pleased with the end result of the build especially with the specialist glazing as the main feature as it minimised site lines giving an illusion of a larger footprint house from the central courtyard. The project in whole was carried out in 12 months as a full turnkey project from planning designs. We collaborated with the client on finishes, décor and look/feel throughout the home.
At Oakbridge Bespoke Homes we build beautiful high quality homes. We have a proven track record of over 25 years in providing a tailored package for the client. As a result we are routinely recommended as the company of choice for those seeking to procure a signature new home. Each project is entirely focused around the clients requirements providing a two-way interaction throughout the entire process, from inception to project completion. We have an in house design team enabling us to be design led in our approach to the project. Along with our flexibility and willingness to collaborate with other professionals we believe we have potential to help in any project. Get in contact today if you wish to discuss your upcoming project.