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Wirral Builders The Open Plan Building Company (OPB) specialise in creating beautiful, modern open plan living spaces by renovating and extending your existing home. Founded by head builder Paul Bennett, OPB was formed in response to the rising demand for open plan living. Predominantly builders, Paul has developed OPB to offer open plan solutions to suit everyone and every home, whether it be a full renovation and structural re-modelling or a rear kitchen extension OPB has the experience and resources available to deliver this. Taking the stress out of building work, OPB can provide a full project management service for the duration of the project, or work in collaboration with your other contractors. For those looking for the ultimate in modern open plan living executed to the highest of standards OPB can seamlessly deliver your "dream space". Please see our Services section for full details of our open plan solutions, as well as our other building services.


Spacious, light filled open plan spaces popularised by Grand Designs and other home TV shows has fuelled a shift in the way we now live. With the number of kitchen-diners rising by almost 50% in the last decade, approximately one in three homes now boasts a kitchen-diner. Additionally, one in five Britons plan to further create the ultimate open plan living space, by blending their living rooms with their kitchen diners to form a kitchen/dining/living open plan space, a survey found. It is predicted that in the next decade, the majority of new build homes will be designed in this style. There is no denying that the way in which we now utilise our home's is different from the days in which most of our homes in the UK were built. With a change in lifestyle, convenience, sociability and "family oriented" living has become paramount. For the many homes that aren't yet able to offer this, investing in an open plan layout can be as beneficial to your pocket as it is to your lifestyle, with well planned extensions and refurbishments adding up to 20% value to your home. Whether you're planning on staying in your home long term, or moving in the near future, creating an open plan space will ensure you're home appeals to the market when the time comes to sell up.


With over 30 years experience in the building industry, Paul Bennett has seen it all. Bricklaying straight from school, Wirral builder Paul served his time with a local family company in Heswall in domestic building. He moved to Jersey to work on bespoke quality new builds in the early 90's, returning to Wirral in 1996 when he predominantly worked in the domestic market, specialising in extensions, structural alterations and hard landscaping as a Bricklayer. Finally, Paul has established OPB as a complete and extensive service solution to those aspiring to achieve the ultimate modern living space.