When refurb becomes rebuild
Updated: Mar 30
Take a pretty Somerset cottage with an outdated interior layout, add some ancient wattle and daub, some stripping out of the interior and what are you left with?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.