David & Susie Smith’s stylish modern home is a conversion of an original Dutch Barn in Oxfordshire.
The entire project was handled by Aylesbury based Woodstock Design & Build. The build was unusual and as the Woodstock proprietor James Sutton says, “…each day posed a complex problem, so we had to adapt our more traditional ways and bring new techniques into play as we solved each issue. There was never a dull moment!”
James Sutton started his career as a window fitter and had been aware of the quality of Mumford & Wood’s timber windows and doors for many years. “With the exceptional design skills of the Mumford & Wood team, specifying their products was the obvious choice - especially considering that David & Susie had already used Mumford and Wood on a number of high-end new builds.”
As Susie Smith says of the completed project: “The windows and doors are simply brilliant - it was a bold move by Woodstock’s design team to specify traditional Georgian windows in an industrial looking building. We wanted to avoid the glass walls or bi-folds typical of such a modern concept, as we have an art and photographic collection to hang and needed wall space. The three floor-length windows to the north elevation of the drawing room present the view as a Triptych, which is an unusual design element. The windows and doors are of extremely high quality, add to that the brilliant after-sales service, snagging etc and you end up with both happy clients and contractor.”
Woodstock Design and Build are also delighted with the result. "The windows and doors are a huge statement and are complemented perfectly by the soft grey painted Larch Cladding. End result - happy clients!”