Nathan had long been frustrated by the fragmented approach that British contractors take to renovation projects. Preferring to stick within their comfort zone, he found they either lacked the skills or had no desire to challenge the norms.
“Having lived for a number of years in the Netherlands, Germany and France, I admired the Europeans' approach to interiors. Their design process is more organic, focusing on the presentation of the whole home and how it flows for practical living as well as keeping aesthetics simple and understated“
When Nathan bought a 1980’s bungalow in Aberdeen he wanted to convert it to Dutch standard, from both a design and functionality point of view. He was looking for a craftsman that could see his vision for the bigger project and help him bring it to life.
“When I spotted Geert’s van on Grey Street Aberdeen I was instantly attracted to the fact that he was a Dutchman, and after meeting him for the first time, I realised – to my relief – that he had the same ethos to many of the joiners I had met while living abroad.