Saving as much of the original fabric and features as possible we restored the original house and added a kitchen extension using reclaimed stone from the property. We have given the house a new lease of life which will help it on its way through its next few hundred years.
This is a development project we undertook in our local community which involved renovating an idyllic listed cottage. The building, although recently lived in, had not had any work done to it for decades. With major structural issues, a corrugated tin roof and limited plumbing and electrics, this was an ideal project for us to showcase our level of craftsmanship in restoration.
Listed buildings can offer the chocolate box cottage dream, they are often beautiful inside and out and are the eny of all that pass. For those that own one, they know, a listed building can take a lot to maintain and every generation of owner will have made their own mark. Often the key to a successful restoration is relationships, a good relationship between the conservation department, builder and architect vital. Also managing owners expectations of what is achievable with a listed building of key too.
Many properties around Tisbury, Warminster and Salisbury are listed and we have had the good fortune to work on many of them. Each one can show you a traditional building practice and we have learnt alot over the years. We always love talking about interesting building so please get in touch if you are planning a restoration of any size.