Huxmar was established to support and work alongside Smailes Construction, who have been working with and listening to clients over many years and repeatedly heard the same comments;
-Many of you feel the need for more space at home but do not want the greater costs of either moving or extending.
-You become frustrated when looking for a kitchen at the great diversity of companies in the market offering a wide range of kitchens for very different prices. Who to trust, what to pay and how to coordinate it all within a larger project becomes a logistical nightmare.
-You are struggling to find a professional and reliable contractor to work with on a smaller domestic project to enhance or develop your space.
Our solution was to establish huxmar to deliver smaller bespoke projects away from the larger more demanding domestic and commercial builds. The name is derived from our two West Highland terriers Huxley and Marley and as a growing family business it seemed in keeping to include them!
Your ideas, working in collaboration with our inspiration results in a bespoke all season summer house, the kitchen of your dreams or the completion of your build project.
Please follow the link to Smailes Construction to find out more about the smaller construction projects that we can and will now be delivering through huxmar; refurbishments and refits, bathrooms, extensions, in addition to the design, fit and installation of huxmar kitchens and the beautiful bespoke All Season Summer Houses.
We are consistent across both companies in our approach and our vision to challenge the perception and change the reality of how construction projects are delivered is just as relevant with huxmar.
We are proud of our core values of integrity and honesty, to be caring and respectful of your wishes and your property, to make safety a priority and to make the experience an enjoyable one for all parties. These values are fundamental to both businesses and under-pin everything we do.
By working closely with you to understand your requirements, we are able to develop a plan that is exciting, inspiring and yet affordable. We are driven by ensuring value to our customer rather than turnover to our business. Whether it is your dream kitchen, bespoke all season summer house or development project, we bring together a team of trusted professionals who will take your ideas and make them real.
Smailes Construction and now huxmar have established a strong reputation within the region for an open and honest approach towards project delivery and we continue to build on this, striving to make every project an enjoyable process for all involved.
The All Season Summerhouse is the simple and achievable solution to the problem of space if that is your concern; a new office away from the home, a teenage pad, man-room, music studio… or simply a space in which to relax and escape. Equally there is a current trend for making more use of our gardens and enjoying the fresh air away from the main home. Bringing the outdoors in, the all season summer house offers you the opportunity to have another dining area, teenage pad, man-room or simply a place to enjoy the peace of your garden.
We design a range of standard summerhouses to suit most spaces and budgets.They do not need to be big, just beautiful! The choice is entirely yours and with the options to fully insulate, heat and light your new space it is literally an all season room.
Please see examples below of our standard plans however each can be specifically designed to suit your requirements.
Outbuildings are considered to be Permitted Development (not requiring an application for Planning Permission), provided all the below conditions are met;
The following are not considered to be Permitted Development.
* The term ‘original house’ means the house as it was first built or as it stood on 1 July 1948 (if it was built before that date).
** ‘Designated land’ includes National Parks and the Broads, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Conservation Areas and World Heritage Sites.
Note – The Permitted Development allowances described here apply to houses only. For developments linked to flats, maisonettes or other buildings, specific requirements will need to be discussed with the relevant Planning Authority.
As a reputable construction company with highly skilled site staff and design teams we can build, design, provide and install high quality kitchens.
Many construction companies out-source the kitchen work or alternatively kitchen specialists employ a construction company and tradesmen to enable the fitting. Both of these sub-contracting approaches can lead to time and cost implications.
Huxmar can work with you on your project from start to finish, whether there is building work involved or not. We can ensure that you deal with one company; a company who is one point of contact, someone you can trust, who will support your decisions and guide you and will seamlessly ensure that the job progresses efficiently with no delays or hidden costs. We have ALL of the skills to complete the job from start to finish.
You will have the opportunity to sit with our designer, create 3-D generated images, visit the impressive showroom and choose from an extensive range of quality kitchens, work tops and accessories. Working within your budget and listening to your ideas we will create a kitchen that exceeds your expectations and makes you smile.
Equally if you have already sourced your dream kitchen elsewhere we are more than happy to fit it for you, offering the same high quality service and guaranteed level of attention awarded to all of our huxmar customers.
As huxmar has only recently taken over certain aspects of the business please follow the link to Smailes Construction to take a look at smaller projects which will now be delivered by huxmar, applying the same standards of professionalism and best practice that will guarantee you customer satisfaction and a completed build that will exceed your expectations.
For further information on all projects please follow the link to www.smailesconstruction.com Completed Projects
Ripon Gardens – Kitchen
A new kitchen, utility extension and outdoor decking area. Clean lines, a modern bright appearance and something that would be easy to live in, and with for many years. Bi-fold glass doors were installed to bring in light and provide access to the new decking area. A new utility built onto the original kitchen space provides a compact practical working space away from the kitchen living area.
Baronswood – Kitchen
A new kitchen and dining area extension, design and refit. Large, wide, clear open spaces with wooden flooring allows for disability access and full family involvement in the room. Glass doors and expansive windows invite the garden into the house. An extensive decking area connects the kitchen with the garden.
Waleric House – Kitchen
An old empty property that required a full house strip-out with extension. The Huxmar kitchen of striking black gloss units and a central island with chrome accessories maintains the simple style and lines that run through the build and suits the open-plan feature of the downstairs living areas. Large windows and doors open out onto a secluded decked seating area.
Snuff Mill-All Season Summer House
Snuff Mill was built in the 1800’s and the owners required a sizeable extension onto the family home as well as a summerhouse.
A Huxmar All Season Summerhouse was the final part of this beautiful and enjoyable build. It was specifically designed and installed to perfectly compliment the garden space, views of the house and the surrounding village and countryside and provides the family with additional dining and seating accommodation.
Warkworth – Kitchen
The kitchen at this property has been extended twice in the past and the resulting space has three distinct areas. Huxmar designed and fitted the kitchen to maintain as much light and space as possible, including installing a sky-light which is an interesting feature in it’s own right as well as producing more natural light. The cream gloss units, perfectly match the Smeg range cooker and fridge, black corian tops wrap around the pillar creating an integrated and seamless finish and a slate tile throughout draws the eating area into the kitchen.
Haldane – Kitchen
Having been a student let for many years the property was in need of a complete refurbishment throughout, internally and externally. The open-plan kitchen area created by Smailes Construction and fitted by huxmar is complemented by sleek high gloss white units, a high level table and central island. Light flooring throughout enhances the sense of space which is further improved by the large windows and glass doors connecting with the outside. The secluded paved patio can be accessed from the kitchen via bi-fold doors bringing the outside in.
Saltwell Dene – Kitchen
The owners wanted to improve their kitchen and with some creative thinking and design skills they took some of the dead space outside in their back yard to make their dream become a reality. The new kitchen area created by Smailes Construction and fitted by huxmar consists of light floor units, providing excellent storage and work space. Retaining weight-bearing walls and working with the new space leads to interesting areas with character. A breakfast bar and archway lead onto a seating area that continues out into the remaining yard area that has been renovated and updated. A fixed glazed roof opens up the room, introducing light at all times of the day and is a striking and innovative feature in it’s own right.
Snuff Mill – Kitchen
Snuff Mill was built in the 1800’s and the new owners required a total refit and a sizeable extension onto the small family home as well as an orangery and summerhouse.
The kitchen, a combination of traditional and contemporary features was designed and fitted by huxmar. Selected to suit both the age and style of the home alongside the customer requirements for a modern feel the kitchen blends sleek units and integrated gloss accessories, alongside wood flooring and softer colours and curves.
Warkworth – All Season Summer House
The Huxmar All Season Summer House is nestled at the end of this cottage garden. The area had previously been filled with old sheds and a green house, backed by a very sparse hedge and was not attractive and detracted from the lovely garden. The family decided to create another room that could be used all year round for entertaining or just relaxing, away from the house, independent. Warm and inviting in the summer with the double doors left open, or cosy and welcoming in the winter with the radiator proving plenty of heat. Carefully installed lighting enhances the beauty of the summer house whether it is day or night.
Summerhouse with Seaview
The customer wanted to base his All Season Summer House on Range 1, situated at the end of his garden making the most of the fantastic seaviews his home enjoys. The room was designed to fit specifically and sensitively into the space available, maintaining sufficient garden whilst adding another dimension that can now be enjoyed all year round.
Cumbria Cottage – Kitchen
Huxmar designed and supplied this kitchen which perfectly compliments the rugged landscape surrounding the home. The cabinets were selected to provide a rustic feel, complimenting the slate floor, whilst the stainless steel appliances, glass and black gloss worktops contribute a contemporary feel.
Swarland – kitchen
This beautiful 19th century home was fully refurbished by the owners and huxmar had the privilege to design, supply and fit the kitchen. Making use of the natural light we retained an open-plan style to the family breakfasting / living room. Fitted with bespoke white gloss cabinets, enhancing the sense of space, integrated appliances, a traditional Belfast sink and limestone floor tiles provides a sleek modern appearance which is still in keeping with the property.
Warkworth refreshed kitchen
This client did not want the upheaval, expense and inconvenience of a full new kitchen design and refit but wanted to update and freshen their tired room. Huxmar replaced worktops with hard wearing beautiful corian, a new stainless steel sink and taps, wooden grooved door fronts were brought into the 20th century with a light contemporary gloss look and side panels were matched in and perfectly fitted to suit the original fixtures. Completed within only 5 days, including paintwork and snagging this offers a face-lift to your kitchen making it a place you want to be in.
I would recommend huxmar on my experience of job management by the site manager and by the demeanour of the guys who came and went throughout the kitchen fitting and additional jobs. I was confident that everyone who contributed wanted to do a good job.
Excellent value for money and excellent quality of service. They listened to our thoughts and ideas. The attention to detail is second to none. We were given a commencement date and completion date and both were met.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Smailes Construction and huxmar, and have done so on many occasions. The works are completed from start to finish by professional tradesmen with the minimum amount of disruption.
Excellent kitchens and excellent value for money in these areas. Innovative when considering problem areas encountered, or areas that were not part of the original architect specification but needed adding to the build.
Excellent service all round, from a personable and professional team. Innovative ideas put forward, very responsive to queries and overall an excellent experience.
I would use Smailes Construction/huxmar again-absolutely. I have just passed your contact details on to someone.
Excellent value for money and excellent quality of service.
May I express our thanks and appreciation for the way the contract has been carried out. It finished on time, on budget and in good spirit throughout.
It has been a pleasure, thank you. We are so pleased with the job you have delivered. It has exceeded our expectations.
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