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Oakenstone Design Ltd

Thinking of building a new home? Maybe a renovation or conversion of an existing building?  OakenStone have the skills, expertise and experience to deliver your project, and exceed your expectations.

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Welcome to oakenstone

OakenStone is all about flexibility, innovation and, above all, satisfied customers. Our team of experienced architects, designers and skilled, trusted tradesmen will focus on your precise wishes to deliver cost-effective solutions to any project.

We understand that your home will probably be the largest investment of your life. We want you to sleep peacefully in the knowledge you have the best-built house possible.


The OakenStone team will take personal, expert care of your project from the day you first talk to us until the time you have settled into your new home.

From architecture, design and budgeting, through the planning process, project management and construction, our integrated approach to every aspect of your project means we are with you every step of the way.

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Whether it’s a fantastic loft conversion near Matlock, creating truly modern living space in a traditional bungalow; or an ambitious extension adding light and glamour

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Why Choose Oakenstone?

James and Dave discuss why you should consider OakenStone for your next building project

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meet Our directors


James Probert

Director - Head of Technical Design
James’ passion is to create homes that are wonderful to live in, because they function well and 'gladden the heart'. He is obsessed with intelligent design, and creating spaces that enhance the original both functionally and aesthetically. He studies the proposed build and plans all the technical components, but in such a way that they operate in the background, silently enriching the human experience of the space.

Dave Mowle

Director - Designer and Operations Manager
As OakenStone’s lead designer and value engineer, Dave meets with new clients, makes initial assessments of each project and advises on design options. Dave really understands buildings and thinks very creatively so can offer solutions you may not have even considered. Early discussion with Dave can change how you think about space, help you identify your priorities and see new possibilities for your dream home. With such an imaginative approach he can often save you money too! With over 25 years’ experience of managing and delivering major build projects, Dave also has an excellent understanding of the legal and technical challenges projects may face. His expertise and oversight ensure smooth progress throughout the design and build phases.

What stands apart with Oakenstone is the level of clear communication about the details as well as the overall plan and the creative solutions to some problems

We were very pleased with the quality of work supplied with excellent craftsmanship. We were involved throughout with the planning and costing of the project and were delighted when we came home from holiday to find our new kitchen in place.

I would also, without hesitation, recommend OakenStone to anyone else.

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The design and construction team at OakenStone are committed to helping you throughout the entire design & construction process. From the first conversation to the last lick of paint!

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See what Victoria has to say about the experience of building with OakenStone.

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OakenStone came up with an innovative design for our house, after much discussion with my husband and I. As the build developed, new ideas and options occurred to both us and OakenStone and these were incorporated seamlessly, after having given us an estimate on any cost/budget change implications. OakenStone kept in touch with us and involved us and advised us on all the small decisions that are inevitable in such a major alteration to our home e.g. switch and socket locations etc. Overall we have a house that is far better than we could ever have imagined.

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