After hearing how the company had won a raft of new contracts across the UK and overseas since its launch last year, the designer, whose company Kingston Shaw has offices in Liverpool, London and Dubai asked to meet OAQ chairman Allan Stockwin.
“I was fascinated by OAQ’s impact on the market and wanted to see for myself why their style of oak framed building was proving such a hit,” said Kate, who has built her reputation styling the homes of the rich and famous in the UK and overseas.
Mr Stockwin told the designer that he was delighted that his customer’s were as excited about the oak framed concept as he was. Many agreed oak framed buildings enabled them to create individual, stylish and sustainable homes.
“We’re currently involved with oak-framed projects in Nantwich, Wales and even in France,” said Mr Stockwin. “And I’m sure many of our clients will be in the market for some interior design assistance from Kingston Shaw.”
After her visit to the Bostock Road HQ, Kate said: “The OAQ offices were a revelation! I was expecting a more traditional setting and was pleasantly surprised at how contemporary the space was. The exposed wood not only provides an interesting aesthetic but gives the building a contemporary grandeur.
“We have worked on wood constructed buildings in the past, especially in America, but we have never worked on a project like this and we are looking forward to working on similar projects in the future. What impressed me most was the versatility of the material – it can be used commercially, in residential and social housing environments.
“I also admire the passion of the team at OAQ. They have real commitment to improving the lives of their clients through their products.”
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