Extensive renovation of William Morris-style 6-bedroom Victorian home
The extensive restoration and renovation of this derelict Colwyn Bay home has ensured it retains its original look and feel. The work involved restoring the original stained glass windows, mosaic flooring, wall paintings, fireplaces and garden lay-out.
Modern touches in this distinctly Victorian home include cabling for a multi-source hi fi/tv integrated sound system with remote control in each bedroom, state of the art zoned heating/pressurised hot water system and central vacuum system. There is an added modern touch in one of the shower units, which features a back massage facility, steam function and audio unit.
What the customer said:
"John Harvey is a wonderful builder, with a friendly team and great to deal with. They kept the site clean and responded to any problems instantly. He advised us clearly on information and warranties and completion was swift."
What the Master Builder of the Year judges said:
"Every aspect of the build was explained to the clients and any alterations they requested were incorporated without detracting from the original design. The completed contract reflects a homely atmosphere and the client is delighted with the finished build. It has produced a modern family home that retains the original characteristics of the property carefully restored through quality workmanship."
Description of work carried out:
Extensive renovation of a six-bedroom Victorian house
John Harvey, Harvey Homes of Distinction, Colwyn Bay, Wales
Master Builder of the Year 2004 Regional winner
Category 3 - Professional residential/domestic restoration, refurbishment or extension costing more than £100,000