• Fran Stockwell

When refurb becomes rebuild

Updated: Mar 30, 2020

Take a pretty Somerset cottage with an outdated interior layout, add some ancient wattle and daub, some stripping out of the interior and what are you left with?

A open fronted house!

I started working on this project as a refurbishment,extension and loft conversion.

However, once the interior started to be stripped out, the circa 150 year old wattle and daub frontage collapsed in a spectacular pile of rubble.

Back to the drawing board, this time to draw up plans for a rebuild of the front of the house incorporating refurbishment of the exterior.

This was a hand drawn project, keeping to the original footprint of the property but recreating the original feel of a cottage with a contemporary living space.

Planning permission applied for and granted - a new lease of life for the cottage.

So the rebuild begins.....

Work began on the rear of the the building turning the former outbuilding and greenhouse into a contemporary kitchen / dining area with lantern roof over to maximise light.

A modern open living space.

And the story continues....

Update: March 2020

The front of the house has been rebuilt in block.....

and work begins to create the rear extension.

40 views0 comments
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn

©2019 by Proudly created with