Sunday, 22 July 2012

HRH meets Border Oak

Just a quick post to share the photos of the Duke of Edinburgh meeting a small BO contingent last week. We were delighted that he wanted to chat with us and surprisingly he knew a lot about green oak. We made a Jubilee Sun dial for the Queen which will be erected at Grange Court in Leominster next year. 
A wonderful experience - its not every day you meet a dashing prince!

Enjoy the sunshine - while you can.

Monday, 9 July 2012

50 Great Self Builds

Homebuilding and Renovating Magazine have voted this Border Oak project as one of the 50 Great Self Builds.
A large barn style home built in West Sussex, to replace a bungalow.
Large open plan ground floor with a wing dedicated to two teenage boys, the house is light, airy and with a hint of Scandinavia (the owner is Swedish). The first floor features a vaulted sitting room and large projecting terrace/balcony to capture the incredible views.
Big windows, great proportions and a relaxed ambience make this house one of my favorites too - who wants to see more photos of this house? (I'm buying time here as I have lost the CD with the photos on!!)

We had another house in the top 50 - will show you which in a day or so. Might even put forward a few contenders for you guys to chose from.

And did I mention that we might be meeting Prince Phillip on Wednesday?? I will let you know how that pans out!