Your Local Oxford Builders
If you are looking to relocate from elsewhere; the university city of Oxford has a great deal to offer. Oxford is one of the fastest growing and most diverse cities in the UK and The University of Oxford is reputed to be the oldest English-speaking teaching institute in the world and is said to date back to 1096. Oxford is the county town of Oxfordshire, and, as one might expect of somewhere with such a rich heritage, it retains most of its traditional buildings that have evolved in a wide variety of architectural styles. There are several newer developments in the towns and villages surrounding the city. Oxford is located on the River Thames (known locally as the Isis) close to the M40 motorway and provides easy access to London, Birmingham, the Midlands and Bristol and the South-West of England. Lying on the edge of the Cotswolds, there is an abundance of picturesque towns and villages within a few miles of Oxford city centre. These include Abingdon, Chipping Norton, Henley-on-Thames, Kidlington, Thame, Wallingford, Wantage, Witney and Woodstock.
If you are fortunate to be a resident of Oxford, you will already be aware of its many attractions, so it is doubtful you will wish to move from the area. However, as situations change, you may be finding certain aspects of your current house to be limited and therefore may need to create extra space. Rather than move home, it is often advantageous to avoid the hassles this entails by considering different ways of improving your existing property. This can usually be achieved quite easily by employing a good builder that can assist you from the planning stage through to completion. You might be consider creating an extra room by extending your property converting your garage or by adding a loft extension. If you need to make better use of the space you have available, you could think about having two smaller rooms turned into one (known as ‘knock-through’). This is a specialist job that can be carried out by Bromley & Gaines and includes introducing steel re-enforcement (RSJ) and brick piers as well as plastering and adding all electrics.
Whether your property is old or new, it will usually be suitable for a variety of improvements. A loft or garage conversion; a purpose built extension; or customised internal restyling such as a bathroom refit, will all help to add value to your investment. If you work from home, either now, or are thinking of doing so in the future; you might also consider having an office built in the garden. These can be built of timber or brick and be fully functional with electrics, water supply and heating.
When it comes to building work of any kind, you will need to know you can rely on the company you choose having a faultless reputation. With offices at Finmere; Bromley & Gaines is a builder that has established an enviable reputation. As a local builder, the company is renowned for the superior quality of its workmanship and reliability. The company has been closely associated with the town of Oxford, and is noted for the variety of new build projects and stylish bespoke home conversions and alterations that it completes.
Over the years, Bromley & Gaines has earned acclaim as the recommended builder of choice by residents of Oxford and its satellite villages, many of whom have become repeat clients. The superior quality of the company’s design, build, and project management is well known. Because of its involvement in the town over many years, the company has established an intimate knowledge of the Oxfordshire building code. As many buildings within Oxford and its surrounding villages are listed, and others are of specific architectural interest; it has been important for Bromley & Gaines to develop close working relationships with the Oxford City Council planning department. This broad understanding of local building regulations helps to ensure that, when your project requires planning permission, the application complies with all current building regulations specific to Oxford and hence, will be looked upon favourably.
If you are considering enlarging, improving or converting your existing property, there are numerous ways that Bromley & Gaines can assist you. We can become involved from the start, by providing plans, architect’s drawings and a detailed quotation that will cover the entire project through to completion. We can help turn your idea into a reality by building exactly what you need. This may include adding a conservatory, sunroom or loft conversion; turning two smaller rooms into one (known as a ‘knock-through’) or having a purpose-built office or workplace constructed in your garden.
Have you considered the advantages of turning your home into a smart home with automation? Bromley & Gaines can fully automate the electrics, heating, lighting, audio-visual, security systems and more allowing you to operate everything from a central control iPad or remotely when you are not at home, via your mobile phone. This service is available as a standalone project in your existing home, or can be offered as part of a larger, new build project, or while constructing an extension to your property.
Nothing is too difficult or too diverse for the skilled team at Bromley & Gaines. Unlike many building contractors we do not sub-contract. You have the assurance that when you hire us to work on your home, everyone involved on the project will be directly employed by Bromley & Gaines. Because of this, the company guarantees to deliver a quality build project on time, every time. It is also an advantage that several members of the building team live in or around Oxford, as this provides an edge of familiarity when working with the unique features and styles of the properties located in the historic city.
At Bromley & Gaines, the aim is for you to sleep well knowing our planners are coordinating every aspect of your project; from staff scheduling to materials delivery. Each job is assigned a dedicated project manager whose role is to liaise with you throughout and to ensure that all stages of the work are completed on time and within budget.