The renovation of a granite stone barn in a picturesque village in the Dartmoor National Park has created a light and spacious home.
Externally the original white painted walls were cleaned and much of the stone was replaced using reclaimed granite. The roof was re-slated using Brazilian slates to produce a high quality finish and internally the joinery for doors, skirting boards and floors were all made to specification in the builder's own workshop.
What the customer said:
"We have never experienced such a good builder. He started the job a day early, was always courteous and all discussions about adjustments were well received. A credit to the profession." Paul Webster
What the Master Builder of the Year judges said:
"This builder has a good local reputation, he managed the coordination of the project and kept the client fully conversant with progress. He also assisted a great deal in discussions with the National Park Authority"
Description of work carried out:
Barn conversion and renovation.
Jan Hughes, Jan Hughes Construction Ltd, Tavistock, Devon
Master Builder of the Year 2004 Regional winner
Category 2 - Professional residential/domestic restoration, refurbishment or extension costing less than £100,000