Now that summer is nearly here, many of us are planning our trips away. Be it a wine-tasting extravaganza amongst the vineyards of France, a cultural sightseeing opportunity in Italy, a big-city blowout in New York or an exotic Asian adventure, then a change is often as good as a rest.
And not only are holidays a great chance to recharge the batteries, but they are also the prefect opportunity to gain some inspiration for your own self-builds. Wandering around the amphitheatres of Rome, or crossing ornate Japanese bridges in Osaka, can provide grand ideas of what to bring back to your home.
Take Thailand, for instance. A trip to the beautiful Pai offered an insight into the carpentry they use there, with rustic and charming stilt huts lining the bank and bridges traversing the river.
There were also large open gardens in the centre of communities, where a Sala would often be placed.
A Sala, also known as a Sala Thai, is an open pavilion used as a meeting place and to protect people from sun and rain. It is often open on all four sides, and becomes a place for people to reflect, rest, or dine together. We couldn’t help thinking how lovely one would look in our own garden…
So if you do see a piece of striking architecture, and love the idea of commissioning a build to bring a little bit of your holiday back to England, then get in contact today.