Private Houses and Estates

 

We advise on the care and preservation of historic properties and can delivery minor repairs through to complete estate renovations. Our work on the St Giles House on the Shaftsbury Estate won a host of awards including the 2015 RICS National Award for Building Conservation. Many of our clients have a preference for privacy and in all cases we work with care and sensitivity to minimise our impact during repair work. Because our skilled craftsmen work in-house we can prepare bespoke items of joinery and masonry and decorative finishes to meet your individual design requirements. We specialise in graded listed properties and have experience of working building controls, a wide range of architects and planning consents and English Heritage.

Related Case Studies

Bramshill House
Bramshill House, Hampshire
Bramshill House, Hampshire
Bramshill House, Hampshire
Bramshill House, Hampshire
Bramshill House, Hampshire

Bramshill House, Hampshire

Conservation and repair of 17th century roofs and chimneys.

Bramshill House, one of the largest Jacobean mansions in the country, was built in Italian Renaissance style in the early 17th century by Edward la Zouche.  The house was designated a Grade I listed building in 1952. It was used by the Home Office as a Police Staff College between 1960 and its recent sale.

Brickwork at St. Giles House, Wimborne St. Giles
windows, masonry details and brickwork conserved
bespoke bricks handmade for loggia
brickwork conservation
new keystones
White room fireplace repairs and replacement carvings

Brickwork at St. Giles House, Wimborne St. Giles

Brickwork conservation and new build.

The brickwork of this elegant Grade I listed renaissance building has been extensively repaired and repointed. Original 17th Century brickwork, and historic repairs, have been blended seamlessly with new materials.

Burton Pynsent House, Somerset

Burton Pynsent House, Somerset

New build extension and orangery in keeping with the original Grade II listed 18th century house.

A Grade II* country house built in 1756 for William Pitt as a wing of a larger, earlier house that was demolished in 1805. The house that remains was refurbished in 1925.

Longleat House, Warminster
Longleat House, Warminster

Longleat House, Warminster

Re-roofing a world famous 16th Century Stately Home.

Longleat House was constructed in the 1500’s in the Italian style and is home to the Thynne family. Capability Brown laid out the formal gardens in the 18th century. The inner section of the estate has been turned into a wildlife park and the “Lions of Longleat” are famous worldwide.

Shute Barton Manor, Devon

Shute Barton Manor, Devon

Refurbishment of rooms in a Grade I listed 14th Century National Trust property.

Shute Barton is one of the most important non-fortified manor houses of the Middle Ages still in existence.

St Giles House, Dorset

St Giles House, Dorset

Renovation of a Grade I listed Renaissance property indicative of the work of Inigo Jones.

"What is to become of this old family home where successive generations have lived so long is impossible to foretell" 9th Earl Shaftsbury, written at the end of the second world war.

St. Giles House Plaster Conservation, Dorset
St. Giles House Plaster Conservation, Dorset
St. Giles House Plaster Conservation, Dorset

St. Giles House Plaster Conservation, Dorset

Plaster conservation and repair of a Grade I listed stately home reminiscent of Inigo Jones.

St Giles House houses fine examples of 17th and 18th Century decorative plaster work throughout the main rooms. Exemplified in ceilings in the now restored dining rooms which were built in the 1650’s in a style suggestive of Inigo Jones.

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