Exeter, New Build

New build house in Exeter with modern design by Axminster Design and Build.



Cost Bracket

£500 – £700K


12 Months

Project Brief

Mr and Mrs Mortimer own a farm in Kennford, Exeter. Heading into retirement they were looking at ideas of what a tired old bungalow that they had on the farm land.  After some discussion, consideration and calculations they decided to knock it down and build a new house for themselves to live in while they handed the existing farmhouse over to their son.

The Mortimers reached out to us here at Axminster Design and Build to see if we would be interested in the project. After we met with them on site and they shared their views and desires for the house we were fully on board and we went about beginning work. 

Our Process

The plans were very complexed and we knew the project was going to be a challenge. The fact we had a huge space to work in was really helpful and enabled us to set our site up with no obstacles or hindrances. Throughout the project we had to overcome many challenges. Design changes and weather impact to begin with. However the biggest challenge we had was that this project was during the COVID-19 pandemic. So we had to deal with enormous hikes in material prices, many things being unavailable for long periods of time, along with all the other restrictions imposed on us during that time. 

Coming from a farmhouse that dated back hundreds of years The Mortimers were keen for something modern, sharp looking. We installed an air source heat pump, underfloor heating throughout the ground floor, anthracite bifold doors, white porcelain tiles, modern kitchen and bathroom suites. 

End Result

The finish throughout was very high end and exactly as the customers imagined it at the beginning of their journey. This shows that we worked very closely with them throughout the build and listened to them at every step of the way. 

We were very lucky to have such wonderful customers who let us bring this very unique project to life. The outcome surpassed everyones expectations and is truly a standout property for the area and for our portfolio.

Project Partners

  • Bradfords
  • MKM
  • Ezifow Plumbing and Heating
  • Wayne Mills Plastering
  • OMC Electrical
  • Dares Surfacing 

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