We have wide experience with domestic work, winning two craftsmanship awards from the Suffolk Association of Architects for domestic projects. We are members of NHBC, which means all our new build houses are registered with NHBC and benefit from their 10-year warranty and the piece of mind they have been build with the the highest industry standards.
- Large refurbishments
- New build
Ipswich Victorian House
This property is a Victorian house with period features on a grand scale in a conservation area.
This property had been converted into a ground floor flat with works in the upper floors left abandoned for at least 20 years. The original staircase had been removed and work had been carried out in an attempt to create contained living areas with individual access.
We were tasked with converting this property back to a period family house but with the modern conveniences required today
The original windows have been refurbished and special thin double glazed units installed within the original glazing rebates. These glazing units comply with the current building control U value requirements.
All of the external walls have been insulated with 65mm thermo-check board. In certain rooms, for example the lounge, the client wished to maintain the ceiling and coving detail – please note how we have used the picture rail and the coving moulding to accommodate this.
The leaded lights to the hall window have been refurbished and encapsulated in a double glazed unit.
The staircase and panelling are new. We used the detail of the staircase from the adjacent properties as a template. We then adapted this in order to satisfy building control requirements.
The project won a craftsmanship award from The Suffolk Association of Architects for the attention to detail of the finished work.
The overall finished contract has resulted in a quality refurbished project that has the benefits of modern insulation requirements.
New Build Private House in Suffolk
This is an interesting new house because it is a blend of traditional material with new low maintenance products.
Aldeburgh red bricks are mixed with U.P.V.C. fascias and soffits with a Marley tiled roof and aluminium windows.
Internally, there is a blend of American White Oak stainless steel and glass. There is also a blend of high tech items, for example, under floor heating supplied by a gas condensing boiler, heat exchange system for the extracted air and the glazing to the river elevation is Pilkingtons Sun Cool which is designed to minimise the problems of heat from the sun affecting the internal oak.
This project won a craftsmanship award from The Suffolk Association of Architects for the attention to detail of the finished work.