This was a difficult project to see through, as we were bought in at a late stage by the architect after the Client’s builder had completed most of the structure. The architect had insisted the clients wanted white paint in and out, but when I visited the Client to show them samples, as soon as they saw the oak, they asked if they could have it inside and said no-one had offered them a choice.
The real difficulties came when we turned up to fit the job and found a whole load of structural steel installed, which we didn’t specify or require. We managed to get around it, but with much unnecessary time wasted on site. The second problem was that against our advice, the architect had specified that we supply the fascia and gutter, but that the builder should install it. The inevitable happened and his men had never fitted oak or aluminium gutter before and we were called back to rectify the work. I’m not criticising the builder who was very co-operative and produced his work of a high standard, so much so that we subsequently engaged him on a large job in Kensington, but all these problems could have been overcome if the architect had taken our advice.
Never-the-less, the most important point is the Clients are very happy with the end result which is a stunning Orangery Kitchen Extension.[alert type=”general” animation_type=”slide” animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.5″]Click on the thumbnail images below to enlarge[/alert]