Meticulous and superbly organised

Origin’s service and attention to detail was outstanding…

A client in Oxfordshire talks about a very rewarding experience on the road to a new pool house…

Mr Jackson knows the building world inside out. His company has been creating top end homes for many years. On a recent occasion part of a beautiful property development in Oxfordshire called for an indoor pool house to be added to the programme.

“I got several quotes, but Origin’s director seemed to know his subject best of all. One of the prices was slightly cheaper, but the company had only been in existence for about two years, and I felt they lacked the wealth of experience being offered by Origin. And they were using unknown sub-contractors for part of the works, which concerned me a little. Origin’s concept to completion promise appealed much more – and I wasn’t disappointed. They were working alongside my own team, and kept to their area, were tidy and professional, and were less disruptive than I had imagined. When a company has to dig a swimming pool sized hole in your garden you need a lot of trust!”

From the beginning, when Mr Jackson first met Origin’s director in charge of client contact he felt comfortable. Most of the Origin team have been involved for many of the company’s thirty year existence, and consequently have gained a unique understanding of this very specialist field. But their ideas were fresh and exciting. They were open to new concepts, materials and ways of thinking. Their architects worked closely with Mr Jackson’s in-house designers, who spoke as highly of Origin’s professionalism as the client did.

In Mr Jackson’s words, “Everyone involved in the process was outstanding – meticulous and superbly organised. Building a pool house is a real niche thing, and Origin’s expertise won through at every level. I’d like to say awesome, but I’m not very keen on that word!”

Asked whether the choice of Origin for this immense task had made him feel more secure he said, simply, “Absolutely.” Finally, he was asked if the degree of finish was what he expected, and he said it exceeded it. Asked, in true on-line tick-box style, how likely he would be to recommend Origin out of ten, he said “Ten” As you can see from these photographs, the client was presented with a lovely creation from a company that is committed to deliver the best possible result, in a complicated and increasingly technological building sector.

“Everyone involved in the process was outstanding - meticulous and superbly organised. Building a pool house is a real niche thing, and Origin’s expertise won through at every level. I’d like to say awesome, but I’m not very keen on that word!”

Location:

Oxfordshire

Project duration:

35 weeks

  • Barn style/detached pool house - Oak weatherboard exterior
  • Building Size 13m x 14m
  • Games room 12.5m x 6m
  • Pool 12m x 3.5m - concrete pool finished in Waxman Niebla Foggy Aqua tiles (glass mosaic tile blend)
  • Internal finishes - white painted walls - Dulux Masonry white
  • Floor tiles - brushed limestone
  • Doors - Aluminium bi-fold doors from Origin Frames
  • Roof - Heritage clay tiles Keymer Shire
  • Fully automatic pool cover
  • Insulated pool chamber, walls, roof and floor slab

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