Country Craftsman Ltd build in a traditional style to give the finished house the feel and character of an old cottage with inglenook fireplaces, low ceilings, internal beams and latched doors but meeting all the new standards of building regulations.
The garage adjoining the cottage is built to look like a converted agricultural building with timbered side, a door to a hayloft and uneven roof and ridgeline.
The client needed a home with all the period charm of her previous property but without the need for constant maintenance. She was particularly impressed by the builders' attention to detail and after-sales services.
What the customer said:
" Peter Lunnon is so enthusiastic about the homes he creates that he is willing to spend a lot of extra time and effort to make sure the client is completely happy."
What the Master Builder of the Year judges said:
"The quality of workmanship in the house is second to none. The attention to every detail is excellent, with not the smallest fault to be found. The company founder John Lunnon, now in his late seventies, was often to be found on site, checking that the highest standards of workmanship are being maintained."
Description of work carried out:
New cottage constructed in traditional brick and flint style
Peter Lunnon, Country Craftsman Ltd, Princes Risborough, Bucks.
Master Builder of the Year 2004
Regional Winner New homes category