Friday 16 October 2009

the first border oak seminar - and some photos.......

Last Friday we held the very first Border Oak seminar where all of the office staff - including the elusive Project Managers, met up to discuss how we see Border Oak growing over the next 5 years or so. It was really interesting and energising and thankfully we managed to avoid too many seminar cliches such as 'thinking out of the box' and 'failing to plan is planning to fail' (although the last one was mentioned............) When we spotted the bouncy castles being inflated we all worried that some 'team building' activities were afoot but luckily they were for the under 8's rugby training . Bacon sandwiches started the day with a buffet lunch to conclude - what's not to love about seminars eh?!

Anyway back to some eye candy (not the project mangers I promise)...........This is the beautiful oak framed house house that will feature in the next issue of Homebuilding & Renovation - out in about 10 days I think - I'm  really looking forward to seeing it in print!

The internal chimney becomes a feature in the maser bedroom with a vaulted ceiling to show off the oak frame

A beautiful and informal kitchen is open to the fabulous garden room with a wall of glazing and a woodburner to capture the best of all seasons

The external elevations are faced in brick rather than lime render but in essence this house is based on the infamous 'Pearmain Cottage' as seen on Grand Designs. 

1 comment:

  1. Oooh! So glad you're back - I'd been getting a bit worried about you.... Thanks for this morning's timely dose of 'eye candy' - beautiful as always. Believe me, when you spend most of every day pondering the nuances of fifteenth-century testaments some pretty pictures are very welcome!