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A beautiful old house is lovingly restored to its former glory

Our architect was not pushy or too bold, he was sensitive to the age of the house and bought out the best in it.

Kath B. Wells

Restoration of 15th century house

This project evolved as it went on – the original plan was to remove an internal wall between one bedroom to create a large bedroom and a small study with a mezzanine level bedroom.

Once the project started and the plasterboard was removed it revealed a beautiful vaulted ceiling with original timbers which were incorporated into the design. The end result was a magnificent double height master bedroom with exposed original timbers, a second mezzanine level bedroom and study that maximised the amount of space.

A home brought back to life

All the materials used, matched the period of the property and the architect was able to get hold of a Iot of reclaimed materials such as floorboards and hand rails, while as many of the original period features as possible were retained so to the unknowing eye the renovation was hardly discernible.

Specification Sheet


  • Construction Date
  • Location


  • Construction Budget
  • Fit-out Budget


  • Structural Engineers
    Not required
  • Contractors
    Thomas Pinkey


To renovate the property and optimise all the available space.


This project was a voyage of discovery as the layers of old plasterboard were stripped away to reveal the exquisite timber frame beneath. It was like helping the house breath again.

Project Timeline

  • 3

    Planning & Preparation

    • Initial visit hand sketch design drawings
    • Next level CAD drawings for Planning application and submission
    • Report on tender prices
  • 8


    • Removal of internal walls, flooring, ceilings etc.
    • Opening up of timber frame construction
    • Installation of first fix services such as plumbing, water, electricity
  • 4


    • Installation of second fix services including electrics and lighting
    • Fitting of kitchen, bathrooms, etc.
    • Laying of flooring and decorating.