We first launched Verdant and Bright back in 2004 as a simple niche business offering specialist design and installation services for garden irrigation - e.g. pop-up sprinkler systems for "verdant" lawns, and radio frequency remote-controlled outdoor lighting systems for "bright" evening gardens.
We relaunched in 2019 as Verdant and Bright Garden and Home Ltd. as by then we had bought and converted probate properties for our own rental portfolio and had self-built two brand new properties using surplus garden land that we obtained planning permission for...
...one in Milton Keynes Village and one near Abington Park, Northampton.
As a result of that activity we developed a new trading style: "Oodles...unlocking potential" and launched a new "sister" Company in February 2018 - Oodles Works Ltd. - which now carries out land conversion by getting planning permission for clients who have excess garden space, manages and implements self build projects for clients who want a bespoke home, and designs and builds larger home extensions for discerning clients - mainly in Northampton and the surrounding villages - who want us to help them fulfill the full potential of their property.
Inevitably, we have established lasting relationships with key suppliers of both materials and skilled services - from architectural design and structural engineering right through to building construction and even swimming pool installation - during the years since 2004.
Some of the suppliers we use and recommend may well already be familiar to you. Others are experts in their field and in our opinion are absolutely great to deal with. Here are a few...just click on the name below and it will take you to their own website and provide a flavour of what we have access to and can provide :
Access Irrigation, Hunter, Lowara, Collingwood Lighting, Hunza, Light Symphony, Light Ideas, Samrai Associates, Silva Timber, Dulux, Huws Gray, Buildbase, Travis Perkins, Brian West & Sons, Linnell Bros, Marabese Kitchens Bathrooms and Tiles, Kingsley Plumbing and Heating, Concept Flooring, George Davies Turf, Acorn (MK) Nurseries, Majestic Trees, Europlants, J W Clark, Bradstone, Marshalls, CWG Choices, Open Living, Keynes Roofing, Fakro, Velux, Eurocell, Aqualeaf Ltd.
As a result, Verdant and Bright Garden and Home now offer complete ground floor home extensions with either interior remodelling or garden design and construction or both! Often an extension has an impact on an existing garden and it can be quite cost-effective to design and build at least the structure of a new garden at the same time. It can make good economic sense to use the digger and dumper- while on-site for the extension footings - to consider the final levels required for drainage, patios, lawns, deck areas, outdoor kitchens, water features, raised plant beds and to get the "heavy lifting" done whilst our general builders are with you. The garden enhancement features we can offer, like planting. lighting, water features, pop up sprinklers, drip irrigation, built in BBQ's/ "cook outs" or even a Garden Studio or a bespoke Storage Sheds can be postponed until the budget is available to design and install them!
As you will see from the case studies on our website we can do as much or as little as you would like us to and always look to work with you to make your budget go as far as possible.
We always say that "the pain and the destruction are temporary but the benefits are long term". We want you to be able to enjoy your new space - both indoors and outdoors - as soon as possible and hope you will feel it was worth all the effort, stress, and cost. We have been our "own client"! My wife and I know - first hand - what is involved in extending and remodelling a home and garden. It is a huge commitment and a lot to live through...in the short term...but we replaced a hardly used conservatory that came with the house we downsized to with a new open plan living/media room extension that works hand in glove with the outdoor space and we...and our grandsons...love it!
When your project is complete, why not have a party!
We have invested in a modest but effective range of party support equipment - from Gala party tents through to good quality p.a. systems and sound-activated colour change party lighting that you can hook your laptop, tablet, or phone up to.
Our equipment is robust and professional but is easy to set up and sounds and looks great!
After the party ...or indeed prior to any important occasion...or even just the arrival of Spring.. our services now extend to the "deep cleaning of your home interior" or a one-off "purge/overhaul/cut back and clearance of your garden". If you like what we can do for you there is also the option to book our teams for regular weekly, fortnightly, or seasonal grass cutting/garden maintenance services. We operate "two or three-person and a van" mobile units fully equipped with tools and the most eco-friendly "product" we can source with minimal single-use plastic...or you can let us use your equipment and materials and just pay a lower "time only" rate for each visit.
If you would like us to arrange a home or garden visit in order to discuss requirements and prepare a quotation...