Bill & Angie Jenkins
Just Imagine...a home on the banks of the river Thames

A luxury waterfront retreat...

When Bill and Angie Jenkins decided the home they’d lived in for the last ten years wasn’t the one they wanted to spend the next ten years in, but the idyllic riverside location in Staines was the only place they wanted to be, there was just one thing to do.

Demolish the old house, and build a new one in its place.

Their story started in 2009, when the couple decided to undertake their life-changing project which featured in the new More 4 TV series, Building the Dream.

After a sixteen month search for a suitable self-build mortgage, which was finally sourced through BuildStore, the couple chose Potton to design and supply the timber frame for their dream home.


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“The design had to be open plan with lots of cathedral-style windows to take advantage of the panoramic river views, and it had to fit into our existing 135ft x 80ft plot, which was quite a challenge,” says Bill.

“Also, we had to have a dressing room – Bill is ex-navy and I’m not as tidy as he is,”adds Angie.

“We wanted any future purchaser to know the house was from a well known and respected company,” says Bill. “We went for both style and brand reputation.  It’s like comparing Ford with Bentley. Potton is the Bentley.”

Read the full case study, as featured in the June 2014 issue of Build It Magazine here.Jenkins JPEG




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