Who would believe that this comfortable home was formerly a slaughterhouse! The renovation work was carried out to a very high standard and perfectly compliments the period building. Outside, the Grade II listed property, built of ashlar and brick with a clay peg tiled roof, retains its original appearance. Inside, however the property has been transformed to house two bedrooms, a large country-style kitchen-dining room and a delightful sitting room, complete with exposed roof beams and ashlar walls, and magnificent views across the surrounding countryside.
The preliminary plans and specification were drawn up by an architect and surveyor, but from there the builder, undertook every aspect of the project, including modifying the design, liaising with planning officers, building inspectors and listed building officials.
What the customer said:
"David Groves exceeded expectations, undertaking work normally done by an architect or surveyor, and showing much initiative as well as responsibility,"
The Reverend Lord Wrenbury What the Master Builder of the Year judges said:
"Not only is the work of an exceptional standard, the internal design is both very pleasing and provides access to superb views, from both the lounge and kitchen areas, which stretch for many miles."
Groves Building Services, East Sussex
The Old Slaughterhouse, Nr. Heathfield, East Sussex
Master Builder of the Year 2000
Finalist Building Refurbishment over £100,000