House and Garden

Ana Mari Bull Landscape & Garden Design

Designers of RHS Award winning gardens, Ana Mari Bull Landscape & Garden Design offer a comprehensive garden design and horticultural consultancy. Central to our work is the ability to identify and draw out the essence of a site. We pride ourselves on being able to respond to the unique quality and spirit of every location, to ensure that our designs are in harmony with the architecture and character of the landscape.

Embracing both contemporary and traditional design styles we work closely with our clients to ensure their requirements are fully realised from the initial brief to the completed work.

We believe in collaboration and so welcome every opportunity to work with architects, interior designers, and craftsmen to ensure each project has a strong visual connection between the interior and exterior spaces.

Based in Oxfordshire, we have worked on a variety of large and small projects in London, the home counties, and internationally.

Our services include full design concepts, project administration, planting plans and plant sourcing, garden styling and 3D models. We can also provide landscape designs to support planning applications for both private and commercial clients.

Our work has been featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs.

The Charming Restorer

Stef Socki is The Charming Restorer and he adores the beauty and simplicity of old things in their raw and natural state which is why he’s dedicated his life to preserving the past in sympathetic ways for future generations to enjoy. He’s a highly skilled craftsman, offering complete building, window, fine antiques, furniture and clock repairs, restoration and conservation services, to preserve, protect and conserve wonderful pieces and places for others to enjoy for years to come.

As a historical buildings conservationist, he offers three main services: building & window restoration and repairs including original sash window restoration, furniture & antique restoration and repairs, and bespoke joinery designs such as staircases, flooring, luxury outdoor living and working spaces, interior furniture and storage.

Chris Lewis Smart Home

Chris Lewis has provided security and smart technology to local homeowners and businesses for over 25 years and are recognised leaders in our sector.

We provide support to many local architects, interior designers, consultants and developers as well as directly supporting clients designing their dream home.

As a multi-disciplined organisation, we can take on all aspects of security, fire, smart lighting, heating, and audiovisual systems.

Our commercial work includes warehouses, offices, shops and hospitality venues, academic and research facilities.

We have extensive experience in heritage and listed building projects.

Please contact: Stewart Hackman

Common Ground

Common Ground is a property management company specialising in the management of leasehold estates and blocks of flats located in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Middlesex and Oxfordshire. Based in Henley-on-Thames and Oxford and focusing on estates and properties in close geographical proximity to our offices we can ensure a quality, personal service for our clients.

Our individual and transparent property management style gives you a greater say in the management of your estate but without the burden of day to day management. Please take a moment to read the service summary pages below to understand how our friendly team could help you maintain, manage and enjoy your property.

Set up by a frustrated leaseholder, this link summarises why Common Ground came into existence: commonground.uk.com/property-management-company

Please contact: Alan Draper MIRPM AssocRICS, Managing Director

Fushia Design

Fushia Designs have over 20 years experience of creating beautiful home interiors, helping owners sell quickly and maximize their sale price. We operate throughout Oxfordshire and southern England.

We work with a variety of clients, for our builders and developers, we create aspirational show homes that reflect the quality of their build. The furniture and accessories are supplied on either a purchase or hire basis, but we also have a ‘virtual’ furniture staging service, which is particularly useful for empty properties and is a very cost effective styling solution.

We also work with homeowners who are up-sizing with a growing family, downsizing because of an empty nest or selling the parental home. Finally, we supply and install furniture for landlords, holiday lets and Air B&Bs, with the minimum of fuss and the maximum of style.

If you’d like a chat about your property, give us a call. We’ll get you moving.

Please contact: Fiona McBride

Henley Decorators

Rebecca Jones launched Henley Decorators in 2011, after 15 years’ working on property renovation projects in and around London. With an arts degree and experience working in national, international and small business environments, Rebecca has an eye for the detail and believes passionately in providing the very best customer experience: efficient, intelligent, a minimal presence and top-notch work.

The Henley Decorator ethos i.e. excellent painting and a conscientious crew, seems to have struck a chord with local residents. Our reputation has spread by word of mouth and as a result we have doubled in size in the past year, and became Ltd in March 2015. The crew are valued and are happy at work – and that makes our clients happy too.

Honeys of Henley

We have eight apiaries in and around Henley (from small beginnings of three hives in a client’s town garden, we now manage 140 plus hives). Nigel and I are commercial bee farmers, and yet stick to a traditional approach of processing – we process the honey in small batches, so we can tell you which apiary and hive produced your jar. This small batch processing allows us to bring distinctly different honeys to our customers.

In peak season we offer cut comb honey, manufacture Beeswax wraps and sell wholesale.

We sell at local markets, primarily Henley Farmers and through local shops. You can also find us at Caversham, Wallingford and Woodley Market, and other independent stockists in surrounding towns and villages.

If you are curious to see what we do, and want to stay in the loop for up and coming markets, please look us up on Instagram and Facebook – honeysofhenley. Support Local!

Please contact: Nigel Eddon

lapd architects

lapd architects are passionate about realising clients’ construction projects; delivering innovative buildings, keeping track of the project budget and celebrating completion.

Whether you’re planning to enhance your current living or work-space, or embark on an exciting new-home project, get in touch with lapd architects today for your free consultation.

We’ll help you to add value to your designs through a creative, tailored process that focuses on your needs and vision.

Contact us today to arrange your free consultation, and discover how lapd architects can help you to turn your vision into a rewarding reality.

Niki Schäfer Interior Design

With 20 years’ experience in the creative field, Niki is professionally qualified in interior design, has superb project management skills, and brings a fun, friendly and collaborative approach to her designs.

Please contact: Niki Schäfer

Philip Booth Esq

Over the years, I have observed a market-wide decline in personal service provided to both vendors and buyers by estate agents. The sale of property has become too mercenary; the drive for market share is too prevalent and personal service has been lost. My clients have told me that they have valued the personal attention and professional advice that I have given them, during such a complex and often stressful process.

In my view, your estate agent should be a trusted adviser, in the same way you have a relationship with your Lawyer, Dentist, Doctor or Accountant. Your estate agent should help you obtain the best value for your property, facilitate the purchase of your next family home and mitigate the risk for you when undertaking a large investment. Why would you trust that to someone with whom you don’t have a relationship?

Rachel Hotston Landscape Architecture and Garden Design

We offer an exceptional service uniquely tailored for private gardens and commercial projects. Rachel brings her passion for design and planting by creating beautifully functional landscapes. She is a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute with over 19 years experience working locally and throughout the UK.

Please contact: Rachel Hotston

Simon Mack Architecture

Simon Mack Architecture is based in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, specialising in contemporary residential architecture. We are committed to excellence in our design and a personalised customer service tailored to our client’s needs, working mainly in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire as well as Hampshire and the London area. All architects in the UK are required to be registered with the ARB, and it is useful to note that only a professional architect will bring all of the skills and benefits as follows:
  • Professional indemnity insurance
  • Registered and regulated by the ARB
  • Professionally qualified in architecture
  • Planning and technical design knowledge
  • Trained to administer construction contracts
  • Annually assessed continual professional development
In addition to the above, Simon Mack Architecture is a RIBA Chartered Practice meaning that we achieve the gold standard in professionalism, design and quality assurance. Only architectural practices that meet a strict eligibility criterion can register as a RIBA Chartered Practice. All RIBA accredited Chartered Practices:
  • employ a required number of individual RIBA Chartered Architects
  • have appropriate Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • have an effective Quality Management system
  • have comprehensive Health and Safety and Environmental policies in place
  • are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with a Code of Practice in a manner appropriate to their status.
That’s why the Royal Institute of British Architects only promotes accredited Chartered Practices to clients. Simon has studied and worked in London for over twenty years with extensive experience in residential work from speculative developments, small extensions to luxury properties, including working for a prestigious Kensington based design practice; addressing both the architecture and interior elements as intrinsically linked parts of a project.

rclm

We are a personal and tailor-made concierge service, based in Henley-on-Thames. Founded by Rebecca Crayford, rclm offers local, friendly and dependable personal assistance to busy families, mums or execs who wish to gain extra time in their lives for the things they love to do.

Every project however large or small, is considered on an individual and confidential basis, and at the start of each project, I meet each client to listen to and discuss their requirements in detail. For projects that require additional expertise, I will recommend contacts to help find the best and most cost-effective resources for the job.

Work could include (but is not limited to) project managing maintenance work to your home, security checking your home while you’re away, or simply working methodically through your to do list.

For your added peace of mind, I am fully insured and DBS checked. I am also PRINCE2 Project Management certified.

SMS Planning

SMS Planning is a planning & development consultancy based in Henley-on-Thames offering support to landowners, landlords, commercial entities and individuals in respect of their development proposals. I focus on providing value-added property development strategies to maximise the value of under-utilised assets. The consultancy provides planning policy advice, devises planning strategies and prepares, manages and submits planning applications for both residential & commercial schemes both locally and across southern England, no matter how large or small. It is regulated by the RICS.

SMS Planning is a new business, but I have been a qualified planning and development surveyor for 25 years and have a wealth of experience both in the UK and across Europe, dealing with local authorities and navigating various planning systems to provide solutions that satisfy my clients’ aims and ambitions.

Planning control is the process of managing the development of land and buildings and is designed to save what is best of our heritage and to improve the infrastructure upon which we depend for a civilised existence. Whilst local planning authorities are responsible for deciding whether developments should go ahead, I specialise in guiding my clients through this process as efficiently, cost-effectively and painlessly as possible! My clients and their vision are always my primary focus and I am excited to share my expertise with some new clients going forward.

Please contact: Suzanne Scott

The SPACE MAKER

The Space Maker

The Space Maker founder, Helena McBride has been helping clients for over seven years, creating space in their lives through the process of organising and decluttering their possessions. From clearing out the pantry to implementing a filing system for paperwork or from cellar to attic, no job is too large or too small. Helena has helped young and old through house moves, downsizing, divorce, relocation, expecting a new arrival, empty nesting or just having a good old clear out.

In a logical, practical and imaginative way, she helps retrieve the space the has been consumed by ‘stuff’ and address the obstacles and barriers that prevent customers achieving their ‘happy place’. With compassion, understanding and empathy she can help clients through the emotional challenges of ‘letting go’ enabling them to move on, no longer being overwhelmed with belongings.

Contact Helena McBride for a free phone consultation and advice on your own personal organisational and clutter challenges.

Tennis Court Supplies

At Tennis Court Supplies we offer a full range of high-quality tennis court equipment to sport retailers, court installers and tennis federations. The Lawn Tennis Association and Tennis Australia are regular customers. However, no order is too small for us as we also sell direct to tennis clubs and private court owners.

Originally the distributor of best-selling Match Pointer tennis scoreboards, we have now grown to become a specialist supplier of clay court maintenance equipment. We work with one of Europe’s largest manufacturers for tennis equipment, LOB Sport in Germany. We stock tennis nets and posts, court furniture, windscreens and more, even grandstands.

We recently moved to Henley-on-Thames, and we are looking forward to working more closely with local tennis venues and court owners.

We are happy to discuss product discount offers for HBP members.

Please contact Patrizia Victor

Touchstone 2C

We sell home audio products – and offer a lot of free advice. Based just outside Henley-on-Thames, we provide a range of audio products in a friendly and informed way, providing a high level of service to ensure you get the best possible sound for your pound, from a carefully selected range of brands that we know offer something special.

We do encourage home demonstrations where possible because it’s really the best way to assess a new component or audio system, a free service within 15 miles of Henley-on-Thames. Or you can visit us and listen to a relaxed home demonstration in one of our two listening rooms – not a shop full of Hi-Fi equipment.

There’s just so much choice today, we sell all forms of home audio equipment at most price points – to stream digitally from the internet or CD’s, or turntables to play vinyl records. You may want a single box that does everything or be looking for a higher quality sound using separates, many products sourced from UK manufacturers.

HBP members are offered a 10% discount; our advice is still free!

Please contact: Michael Osborn

Wild to Wonderful Garden Design

We are a friendly local garden design company, offering flexible and practical options to help you transform your garden into something really special. Our aim is to help you in the way that suits you best – whether a full garden design and build; planting solutions, or hands-on training and advice, the choice is yours.

Please contact: Cathy Cornish

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