Why getting us involved at the start of the process is a great way to make sure things go smoothly.
When Victoria and Philip Coles visited our stand at Grand Designs Live in May 2019, we could see how excited they were about their imminent self-build project. They told us about how they had purchased a run-down cottage in the pretty village of Oare, near Marlborough in Wiltshire. The plan was to raze it to the ground and re-build in a modern, energy-efficient style, using Structural Insulated Panels or SIPs to make it cost effective and to reduce timescales.
A waiting game
We completed the first design in October 2019 but it was a year before we heard from them again. There was the rest of the building to plan, not to mention pandemic lockdowns to negotiate in the meantime! In October 2020 we went back to the drawing board with some new information in order to finalise plans. So it wasn’t until March 2021 that the order was finally placed.
Keeping in touch
We kept in contact throughout the house build until we knew they would be ready for the kitchen to arrive. We wanted to make sure the room was completely ready – plastered and painted with the floor down – before heading to Wiltshire to fit the units. We got the green light in September 2021. The house had been built to a high standard and the space was fully prepped and ready. That meant our ready assembled units slotted perfectly into place and the entire kitchen took only two days to fit. Plus one final day to finish off after the worktops had been fitted.
A smooth process
As we were involved in the design from the start, we were able to make sure there really were no issues.
Victoria went back and forth with the designs, unsure about the roller shutter tambour door we’d suggested to hide the small appliances in the corner. She was also not entirely convinced by the open oak shelves. In the end she came round to both ideas and since seeing the completed space is very pleased she did.
Plywood kitchen finish: Fenix Blu Fez
Prices (including VAT):
Kitchen units – £19,300
Hanex worktops – £4,900
Delivery and fitting – £3,450
Bora hob – £2,616