It is thought that this part of the house was built in about 1750, Unfortunately the Inglenook had lost a lot of charm when the tiled floor was fitted, and a hard render applied to the hand made brick.. After samples of render were removed the bricks were found to be too damaged by removal. We sourced some hand made local brick of the same size and replicated the original design, with the addition of a herringbone hearth... a painstaking slow job using lime mortar and traditional methods but the result is... I hope you will agree, impressive. All credit goes to Vic who did the lot.
Our brief was to acheive a sleek modern bathroom whilst retaining the character and charm of this 17th century Thatched cottage with its curved ceiling and beams. The raised platform was created by a re-inforced steel ring as the 4" oak joists would not support the freestanding bath, especially after a plumber removed one in the eighties. I've included a shot of the bathroom he fitted as a "before" picture.
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