Not only have Oaklands been creating dream kitchens and bathrooms since 1911 we also complete a wide range of building work and alterations. This can be as simple as moving internal walls to reconfigure a space, fitting steel beams to open 2 separate rooms into a single larger space to building a single or double story extension to create that dream living space you’ve always wanted. You can expect the highest standards of craftsmanship on every job our dedicated team undertakes.
Our reputation for distinctive work and unparalleled quality is based on 3 guiding principles:
- Attention to design, planning and details. Oaklands provides a full range of construction services without sacrificing personal attention to each job.
- Clear client communication. Clear and frequent communication is vital to completing a project on time and in the budget.
- Quality workmanship and quality brand name materials. Our skilled in-house builders and team of fitters complete the job to the highest standard
Sometimes only small alterations are required to improve a space such as bricking up a secondary window that is impeding design, installing a roof window to allow more light into the space or moving the position of a doorway to improve the usable space in a kitchen. Looking at your project from a design point of view allows us to make small alterations which can massively improve the way a space can be redesigned resulting in a better final outcome. No job is too small, sometimes a small alteration can make all the difference.
Removing Walls & Fitting Steel Beams
Often a house will have a suitably sized floor area but the rooms will be divided into separate living rooms, dining rooms & kitchens. Therefore a full extension is not required but rather dividing wall(s) to be removed to open up 2 smaller rooms into a single larger entertaining space. If the proposed wall is supporting then a structural engineer is required to calculate the required beam to support, but not to worry, we liaise with local structural engineers so it is all taken care of. Not only will opening up 2 rooms give you that dream entertaining space, it will also bring more light into space which can be maximised with adding additional patio doors straight onto your garden.
Bifold & Sliding Doors
What if you already have the required space but want to maximise its potential? Bi-fold & Sliding doors are a great addition to any kitchen living space by creating a seamless connection between internal & external areas and flooding your space with light. In order to fit a bi-fold or sliding door a structural engineer is required to calculate the steel beam needed to support the door but don't worry we can handle all the details in-house. With the ever growing number of material finishes available you can make a real design statement and create something unique to you that is perfect for summertime entertaining.
Sometimes the current floor area of your house just isn't enough for your needs and an extension is required to maximise the potential of your property. The most common choice for extending is the kitchen ranging from side return, wrap around and rear extensions to suit different property layouts, these can be customised with different roof options, flat roof gives the opportunity to fit roof lanterns, pitched extensions remain the most popular with higher ceilings and velux windows maximising the light. However it doesn't stop there we also provide double story extensions for clients who wish to create a master suite comprising of a bedroom, walk in closet and luxury ensuite.
Let us handle everything
Working with local architects & engineers to create the initial proposed layout. Our designers will then work with you to create the perfect layout and décor using our professional 3d design software allowing you to visualise the space before a brick has been lifted. Our specialist builders then work from finalised 2D plans and drawings to make it a reality. By handling everything in house we are able to design and build practical extensions that are unique to you. We’ll even help you with the finishing touches, such as lighting design, internal carpentry finishes and flooring materials.
If you’d like the Oaklands treatment on your property, just get in touch with the team. Please call 0116 2772 252 or fill out our online contact form