21st Century makeover for a 19th Century home
A sympathetic restoration has brought a derelict house back to life as a 21st century home.
The house has been transformed with painstaking attention to detail. An 'invisible' upgrade to provide modern facilities includes new central heating, plumbing and electrical systems throughout, as well as a new water supply system complete with pump, filter and UV light purification in the cellar.
The traditional exterior of the building has been preserved through careful refurbishment of the stonework and chimney stacks. Internally, original features such as doors and skirting have been saved while the floors have been cleaned and polished. A new wrought iron handrail crafted locally was fitted to the double spiral staircase, completing the restoration.
What the customer said:
"The quality of the finish is quite superb"
What the Master Builder of the Year judges said:
"A list does not do justice to the all-pervading restoration quality throughout"
Description of work carried out:
Internal and external refurbishment of an Grade II listed Country House
M. J. Partridge Ltd, Birdlip, Gloucestershire
Master Builder of the Year 2005 Regional winner
Category 3 - Professional residential/domestic restoration, refurbishment or extension costing more than £100,000