Trainee Success & Growth

(Pictured: Our two new trainees – Callum & Christian).

We are delighted to announce that we are hiring for a senior position, after a very busy half of the year.

Already, the company has been able to offer two junior positions and career opportunities for those starting out, with its two recent hires. 

Founder Jake Holdsworth is now recruiting for a more senior position to meet the demands and enquiries from customers in Bicester, Oxford, Brackley and the surrounding Oxfordshire areas:

“It’s great to see that people in our local community are requiring our services and supporting our local businesses by choosing us as their provider for property and decorating needs. I think with all of us spending more time at home in lockdown, we’ve wanted to improve and upgrade our interiors, so it’s indirectly been a great time for our company”.

This business growth is unprecedented, given the trying times of covid-19, and Jake is proud to have been able to offer two roles already:

“The job market is very fragile at the minute and local opportunities are very low at the moment, so I think it’s a more important time than ever for school, college and university leavers to consider their future and training opportunities. I want young people to know there are more job opportunities locally beyond Bicester Village in this area! Gaining first-hand experience and developing a range of skills in a trade can really kick-start your career, and I’m delighted to have been able to make that a reality for two local juniors.”

Bicester Property Interiors offers a range of different services, including painting and decorating, flooring, bathroom and kitchen installation, plumbing and heating, and property maintenance. 

The company is now searching for a senior hire to assist with larger projects across multi-trade specialisms, including bathroom fitting and tiling, in line with its recent growth:

Kitchen Installation (White, Black & Grey) In Blenheim Drive, Bicester

This was a challenging project owning to there timing amidst the Corona Virus outbreak. This was a complete kitchen refit as well as new laminate flooring and decorating in Blenheim Drive, Bicester. Designed with Howdens, the BPI team undertook all the work involved. We managed the project from start to finish including all plumbing and electrical works.

The existing kitchen was removed and disposed off. The new units are the Howdens Greenwich White Gloss range. All the units are fitted with Blum soft close mechanisms. As well as full depth wall corner units, there are two full depth corner base units to enable absolutely all available space for storage. One base corner unit is fitted with pull out baskets. The worktops are 38mm mirror chip black which offer a good contrast to the white units.

A brand new sink with tap and gas hob were installed onto the worktops. The existing oven was re-fitted and the existing free standing dishwasher, washing machine, fridge and freezer were re fitted and connected. A bespoke cupboard was created to hide the gas and electrical meter / boards which can also be used for additional storgage.

We also built a false wall behind the bespoke cupboard to allow wall units to be hung all the way across the wall which allowed an additional 2 x 500mm wide units.

New switches and sockets were fitted throughout with 2 x USB double sockets for charging devices in the kitchen. The flooring was completed with grey oak effect laminate flooring. The room was then painted by our Bicester based painting and decorating team.

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Jake and the team did a great job on our new kitchen. They worked hard in exceptional circumstances to complete a high standard finish. Highly recommended. Thank you Bicester property interiors.

Alan, Bicester
Wooden effect slimline bathroom units

Bathroom Installation & Tiling (Grey Wooden) Bodicote, Banbury

Installed by BPI’s bathroom fitting team and external tiler based in Bicester, this was a great project to work on as we completely transformed an interesting downstairs shower room. This was a challenging bathroom to fit owing to the shape. Whilst it is quite a large room, it is narrow. The narrow shape made it tricker when positioning the toilet and radiator.

The existing suite was removed and the existing surface radiator pipes were chased into the wall so the tiles could cover them. The shower area was re-boarded prior to tiling to help ensure the best watertight surface for tiling.

The shower enclosure was fully tiled and the walls were tiled up to half way with wood effect plank tiles. A light grey grout was chosen as this complemented the finish and does not show dirt as clearly as white.

A brand new concealed cistern toilet and basin over vanity unit were fitted in brown. A slimline worktop was installed across both units. A Burlington mixer shower with drencher were installed with a pivot door shower screen.

The floor was thoroughly prepared using several levelling compounds and then fully tiled. This tiling was also carried into the entrance hallway of the house.

Bathroom Installation (White Mosaic) Southwold, Bicester

Installed completely by BPI’s bathroom fitting team based in Bicester, this bathroom renovation was in a two bedroom house in Southwold, Bicester .

The existing suite was removed and the ceiling was plastered to remove the artex finish. The floor was lined with 6mm plywood and a tile effect vinyl floor was fitted. The walls were prepared and then fully tiled with a 35 x 20cm white gloss tile. To add some colour to the white tiles, a small mosaic border was added.

A brand new bath was fitted by our in house plumber as was a new thermostatic bath and shower mixer tap. For additional storage and design, a basin over vanity unit and concealed cistern toilet were fitted with a white gloss finish.

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Jake and team did a great job refitting our bathroom – such a transformation! BPI were professional throughout – from initial quotation through to finishing touches. Thank you!

Rachel, Bicester

Complete Guide To Planning Your Kitchen

When it comes to creating your dream kitchen, it can be difficult to make the right choices about who to use, where to go and how to make it exactly what you need.

Here at Bicester Property Interiors, we design, create and fit kitchens in the Bicester, Oxford and Brackley area and we have created this handy guide to give you all the information to plan your perfect kitchen installation.

1.    Know What You Need

This might seem obvious, but it is important to know what you want your kitchen to be. For many people, the kitchen is not merely a place to make food, it is also a social space and the heart of the home.

If you are completely remodelling the space, you want to know exactly what appliances you need to provide room for. Are you going to have a big American-style fridge freezer? Do you need to have room for a washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher?

Think about storage too – in many kitchens, storage is one of the main considerations, so understanding what you need to store will make this decision easier. There are some ingenious ways to increase the storage space in cupboards and drawers, so if space is at a premium you might want to look into something like this.

Do you want to create space for an island? Often used as a breakfast bar or for extra preparation space, an island is a great feature in a kitchen – if you have enough room. 

Underfloor heating can be a good option – space saving and great for comfort.

TOP TIP: Declutter before you start thinking about what you need room for. You don’t want to plan your space around that juicer that doesn’t get used, or pots and pans that are past their best. 

2.    Consider Available Space

This can be as simple as creating a floorplan and moving around shapes that represent the appliances and storage that you want to include.

However, it can get complicated if you are looking to completely change the layout of your kitchen – you need to think about where the plumbing and electrical points are in the room, as moving these around requires skilled tradesman. 

If your kitchen is smaller than you would like, then investigate ‘slimline’ appliances to maximise space and ensure that you have enough storage.

TOP TIP: If you want to make the most of your space, it might be worth speaking to a dedicated kitchen designer – they will have the knowledge and experience to maximise your room.

3.    Set a Budget

Before you decide what fridge you want, or even what your cupboards are going to look like, setting a budget is imperative. Have a look at what is available in kitchen showrooms to understand how much things might cost and give yourself some wiggle room to cover any unexpected expenses.

TOP TIP: Think about hiring a kitchen fitting company that can provide all the tradespeople that you need for the whole process. This makes budgeting easier as quotes will include all aspects – from the parts to fitting and everything in between.

4.    Choose Your Style

This is where you can let your imagination take the lead. What do you see when you imagine your perfect kitchen? What colours will you use, what splashback material? Will it be ultra-modern and sleek, with stainless steel and glossy black, or will it be a traditional Victorian kitchen? 

TOP TIP: Go and visit kitchen showrooms to get some ideas. Looking at how companies style their products can give you inspiration and show you some clever ways to incorporate your personal style into your kitchen.

5.    Choose Your Fitter

When you are looking for a company to complete your kitchen installation, it makes the most sense to use a well-known, highly recommended service. 

Bicester Property Interiors fit kitchens in Bicester, Brackley, Oxford and surrounding areas. We are a local company that works closely with kitchen design services, local retailers and our own range of skilled plumbers, electricians and carpenters – enabling you to get every part of the process completed with a team that are dedicated, local experts.

To speak to the team about your perfect kitchen, call us today on 01869 254 005.

A full bathroom installation in Kings Sutton near Bicester & Banbury

Bathroom Installation (Cream) In Kings Sutton, Banbury

Completed by BPI, this was a great project to work on for some brilliant clients. This main family bathroom was in need of some TLC and a bit of an upgrade. Cream and brown were the main colours here.

The existing suite was removed and the walls were prepared and ready for tiling a level surface. The floor was lined with 6mm cement board and the floor was fully tiled. Two of the walls were tiled with large cream textured tiles and finished with a light cream grout. A square edge brushed steel tile trim was used to complete all edges.

A new mixer shower with drencher was fitted over a new bath. As the water pressure needed improving, we also installed a new shower pump.   A chrome towel radiator was also installed as well as a new toilet, basin with pedestal and bath panel.

A Dulux easy care paint was chosen for the two walls that required painting and some new skirting board was also installed. Finally, a couple of coats of paint were applied to the ceiling to finish off.