Meet our team


Our team will take personal expert care of your project

Based at Cromford Mills in Derbyshire, we are a ‘one-stop shop’ providing Architectural Design, Planning Advice, Project Management and Construction all under one roof.

James Probert

Director - Head of Technical Design
James is the co-founder of Oakenstone along with close friend and colleague, Dave Mowle.

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Dave Mowle

Director - Designer and Operations Manager
As Oakenstone’s lead designer and value engineer, Dave will often be your first point of contact on-site. Some say he looks familiar

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Marcus Bell

Finishing co-ordinator
He’s THE FINISHER which sounds brutal but as he puts it, he gets to do all the pretty things; everything from plastering onwards is his domain.

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Pete Newberry

Operations and Administration Support
Pete is the first point of contact for any client calling the office and runs the day-to-day administration of the office .

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Oliver Edwards

Building Designer
Olly is the newest member of our team and is one of our CAD wizards.

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Client Greeter
Hero spends most of her time milling about the office. All visitors are more than welcome to accept the challenge of trying to pull the tennis ball out of her mouth.

One Stop Shop

We will manage the entire project, from discussing initial ideas through to the finished build.

Clear Pricing

Our competitive quote will clearly set out all the costs you will have to pay with no ‘hidden suprises’.

Dedicated Manager

Your dedicated project manager will remain in touch with you throughout the project

Local Knowledge

We have a good relationship with the planners & work with a variety of local tradesmen & suppliers

Why choose OakenStone for your next building project?

Understanding what matters to you

Experienced team

OakenStone is all about flexibility, innovation and, above all, satisfied customers.

Our team of experienced designers and dynamic tradesmen will focus on your precise wishes to deliver cost-effective solutions to any project.

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Whether it's a single room or whole house project

Creating a home for you

We understand that your home will probably be the largest investment of your life, and we want you to sleep peacefully at night knowing that you have the best-built house on the market.

Our passion is bringing harmony between the old and the new at an affordable price. Whether it's a single room or whole house project, we relish the process of making the best of the past, giving it a fresh life and integrating it with the benefits of modern materials, methods and technology.
James Probert
Director, OakenStone

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