The OCRA team are always extremely pleased to be involved in designing private houses, as that personal connection with the end user is something that really drives up quality, design, and our enjoyment of a project. Understanding how you want to use the space is core to our design approach and something we focus closely upon during our design development both within the office and with our client.
Many of our projects focus on providing a full service to our clients; starting with the initial concept design through to out on site and seeing those designs come to life, by having this full service experience we feel our clients get the best from us as we are always aware that what we draw has to be built! Focusing on that final quality, the design detail; the importance of the choice of materials, how they feel, how they are put together and how they respond to the brief, the place, and the environment hopefully adds quality to every project we are involved.
Many of our clients are not based themselves on the wonderful Devon coastline that we are lucky enough to work and live in, so we realise the importance of being their eyes and ears on site during construction and we will always strive to be available to answer questions, and give reassurance and guidance throughout the project duration.
Working with local agents (both land and building) enables us to be involved at a very early stage of the process. Having this early involvement has helped clients realise the potential of the property or land they are looking at.
As a studio we’ve been lucky to work in a number of Devon and Cornwall’s most interesting locations. Working in places such as Croyde, and Appledore, has enabled us to develop coastal properties which maximise the sea views and provide upside down living to create wonderful family and holiday homes. Work in Budleigh Salterton, Chard and Exeter has given us the opportunity to develop residential schemes responding to established communities and our work developing agricultural ties and equestrian properties in the heart of Devon provides a broad experience for the team.