Fox End Cottage, Cotswolds

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The sensitive refurbishment of a fire-damaged, Grade II-listed cottage.

Project

This highly sensitive refurbishment of a Grade II-listed cottage required the application of traditional skills and craftsmanship as well as specialist materials and finishes including clay paints. The project involved the extensive use of reclaimed materials, including oak beams and floorboards. The building was also fitted with new plumbing and wiring.

Challenges

  • Great care and a sensitive approach were required to save and preserve as much of the original building as possible
  • Stabilising the structure as parts of the building were in danger of collapse
  • Reinstating the stone walls and roofing timbers required a sensitive approach combined with traditional construction skills
  • Sourcing reclaimed oak beams was a challenge. These were found in Surrey and needed to be individually agreed with the client prior to procurement.

Solutions

Beard provided a skilled project team with extensive knowledge, traditional skills and experience in the conservation, refurbishment and repair of historic buildings. Strong client collaboration to co-ordinate the procurement of specialist materials also helped to deliver the project on time and within budget

“Renovating the Grade II listed cottage after it was damaged by fire was a major undertaking.  Beard’s attention to detail and the high quality finish the team achieved were excellent.” Marcus Vere, Private Customer

Customer

Private customer

Contract value

£376,000

Architect

Ridge

Quantity surveyor

Ridge

Contract duration

36 weeks

Form of contract

JCT 2005

Procurement Method

Traditional

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