2012 Blog


25th July 2012

A huge success for Hastings at the weekend!We smashed the previous world record of 8,734 pirates gathered in one place from Penzance, Cornwall with our own magnificent 14,231 pirates on Hastings seafront!Members of the Oakland Vale team joined in with the pirate antics to contribute towards this fantastic number.Sam Leach, our Architectural Designer (far right)Greville Thomas, our Technical…

"Moment To Shine"

18th July 2012

Darren Blackwell, our Design Director, spent a busy weekend at the Oakwrights’ Open Day in Baughurst in Hampshire, giving valuable design and planning advice. Along with Oakwrights friends Dave and Ant, they met with not only existing clients but hopefully some potential ones to offer consultation services along with a much appreciated tea and coffee as a reprieve from the w…

Bottoms Up

13th July 2012

What a wet and dreary summer we seem to be having!However that didn’t seem to put off the punters at this year’s Hastings Beer and Music Festival at Alexandra Park in Hastings.Hastings Beer and Music Festival is held every year in Hastings’ Alexandra Park and managed by a committee of local Round Table members. With over 90 Real …


3rd July 2012

It was a busy weekend for our Design Director, Darren Blackwell, as he spent two days at the Southern Homebuilding and Renovating Show in Sandown Park, Surrey, giving valuable design and planning advice at the Oakwrights design stand. Darren will be in touch, very shortly, will all the clients he spoke to during the show to discuss their projects.Darren,…

Build Story #1 - Doubloon

22nd June 2012

We have an exciting build story for you from the Isle of Wight today as another working week draws to a close. Two of our team members battled through the less than accommodating weather conditions and gale force winds to the small island, to see one of our most recently completed projects.Greville Thomas, our Technical Director, tells about his…

A Cause For Celebration

1st June 2012

It’s Friday morning and here at Oakland Vale we’re all getting geared up for the Jubilee Weekend!This Saturday marks the 60th Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and will be celebrated internationally as the second monarch to ever enjoy a Diamond Jubilee.As a company, we too have something to celebrate. We have had a flurry of pl…

A Warm Welcome

24th May 2012

We are thrilled to welcome you to the first post of the Oakland Vale company blog.Our friendly design and build experts create stunning, inspirational properties throughout the country and beyond. This blog is the perfect opportunity to showcase some of our projects and also allows you to remain updated with the latest self-build and construction industry news and events…