Why buyers are going bespoke in north London

The past year has seen many changes to our lifestyles, as we began reassessing what is important in our homes. Many of us have had makeovers and extensions to accommodate a home office, and maybe even a fitness hub. However, a rapidly growing number of people now feel the urge to move, as estate agents across the country are reporting, seeking the perfect retreat - which is not always an easy task. 

At the top of the wish list for those fortunate enough to have a generous budget, is a brand new house we can design and build ourselves, according to Laurence Holder, Director at Octagon Bespoke.

“We’ve seen an influx of enquiries from clients in North London over the past year, with more and more people looking to design and build a home that’s completely individual to them. They come to us at various stages – some may have a plot of land or a home they’re looking to extend, restore or replace, while others are searching for the perfect location for their dream home – and we are well equipped to accommodate both.” 

Experts at building one off, completely unique homes and transforming houses with sizable extensions and renovations, Octagon Bespoke are currently working on an impressive 12 homes in North London, from Totteridge Common to Highgate. Each with their own design and specification, they will enjoy the Octagon hallmark – high quality design and build from the developer’s award winning in-house team, and fantastic customer service.

“A lot of clients come to us through word of mouth – a personal recommendation is the highest praise of all, and we work very hard to ensure our standards of work are maintained with every project. Many Octagon clients return again, looking to move somewhere bigger, downsize, or to extensively extend their current home, incorporating the latest in leisure and technology. When operating in Bespoke homes, the work is incredibly varied, and no two projects are the same – we are always on the hunt for the next challenge!”

Recent Bespoke clients based in Northwood, Paul and Jane knew from day one that Octagon were the developer to build their dream home.

As Managing Director of a prominent London developer himself, Paul was well aware of Octagon’s well-established reputation for delivering high specification homes in the most desirable locations. 


Octagon Bespoke take on projects from £1m+ and are actively seeking land across London and the Home Counties for upcoming projects of varying size. Visit Octagonbespoke.co.uk for more information.


Paul comments, “I trusted Octagon from day one, as they share a similar ethos to my company, never compromising on attention to detail or specification. We couldn’t be happier with the end result. Every element is exactly how we envisaged, from the exquisite stone detailing on the exterior, to the beautiful landscaping surrounding the home. It was inevitably going to be tough to really impress me, but Octagon did just that. Now we get to wake up in our dream home every day, and that never could have happened without Octagon.”

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