The evening of The International Design Awards

Firstly thank you for all the emails we received from all our past and present clients, suppliers and friends in response to our notification that we had been shortlisted for the 2012 International design awards.

It was a fabulous evening and very glamorous. Sitting amongst some truly amazing designs and witnessing really how a very small percentage of the population lives is quite something. Both good and bad.

We’ve been shortlisted for an International Design & Architecture Award


We’d just like to take this opportunity to tell you that Oliver James Garden Rooms has been shortlisted for the International Design and Architecture Awards 2012.

We’ve been shortlisted for the ‘Best Glazed Extension’ award and will attend a prestigious awards ceremony at the Dorchester Hotel next week.

Are conservatories the new bidet?

Research at Cranfield University has shown that the average south-facing conservatory reaches a comfortable temperature for only two hours a day, unless energy is expended on artificial heating or cooling. Home owners are tiring of their ‘too hot/too cold’ conservatories. I’m getting several calls a week from people who say they’d never buy a house with one again. They’re telling me that they’re left with a room that they just don’t use!

International Design & Architecture Awards 2012

We entered these awards after thinking to ourselves that we produce rooms as good as the ones shown on the previous years shortlisted and might blow my own trumpet and say we even match the winning entry. It seems the judging panel agreed and we have been shortlisted and have to attend the ceremony at the end September at the Dorchester. I am now thinking that there’s no way at this point I will fit into my Dinner Jacket !! An incentive to shed a few kilos, Oh No

Cat Flap at Number 16

This past week I was having a discussion with one of our clients about her lovely big fat cat and the cat flap/door. This reminded me of a past client who had a similar situation. The past client was instructed by his wife to ask us if we had considered the cat flap. Picture the scene. A group of builders having their morning meeting (tea with loads of sugar) and the husband/client has to inform us that we need to consider the cat and it’s exit and entrance. The poor chap really wanted to ask a builder question and join us in our progress meeting (tea drinking with lots of sugar, discussing last nights game). We did ask if this was a serious request in the diplomatic way only a builder/football authority can.

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