“Being employed to build an architect’s own home is a tough challenge for a builder. The architecture and design of Stones was our labour of love and we had very high expectations of the build to realise its construction.
Added to this, the fact that James has completed in excess of 60 new build homes in the past and the fact that we had not worked with this contractor in the past, the build of our new home was a tall order for the Nicholls Countryside team.
Despite this challenge we were extremely impressed with the outcome. Richard and his team were a delight to work with, polite, efficient and above all the had a happy can-do attitude. It was thoroughly refreshing to work with such a collaborative team of builders and craftsmen.
This design scheme is a blend of traditional materials and construction married with a clean, contemporary interior. The apparent simplicity of the minimal internal finishes are in reality more of a challenge to build and finish well. Included in the scheme were a multitude of bespoke design elements many of which the team had not done before.
We are pleased to say that Richard and his team rose the our challenges with great aplomb and took on each task with intelligence and care. When issues arose, and they always do with private houses, Richard dealt with the tasks with patience and eternally positive attitude.
We hope the Nicholls team enjoyed building our home as much as we did.”