4th January 2022 | Case Studies, Outdoor Living Case Studies

CONVERSION OF GRADE II STABLE BLOCK TO ENTERTAINMENT SPACE Under full scaffolding and a temporary roof, WG Carter totally stripped out and renovated a dilapidated listed Cotswold stone stable and coach house block and converted it into a luxury entertainment space. Retaining the distinctive character of the stables and adding contemporary design and detailing to…

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New directors appointed at WG Carter

18th November 2021 | Blog

WG Carter has promoted two key members of staff to Director. Phil Weatherall and Tim Hill have joined the board of directors. Phil Weatherall joined WG Carter in 2007 as an apprentice carpenter and has subsequently progressed through the company as a site manager and then contracts manager. Phil is also chair of the Health…

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Oxford College Refurbishment

30th June 2021 | Case Studies, Schools & Colleges Case Studies

OXFORD COLLEGE REFURBISHMENT WG Carter undertook a major refurbishment and restoration project to replace the roof of a Grade I listed building for an Oxford College. The original building was constructed in the 1700’s and still houses a number of traditional Oxford university staircases with student accommodation, Fellows rooms and seminar rooms. The project involved…

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We’ve made the Country Life Top 100!

15th April 2021 | Blog

We’re delighted that for the first time, WG Carter has been named as one of the best builders and craftspeople in the County Life Top 100. Published each March, Country Life’s Top 100 names the finest country house architects, garden designers, builders, interior designers and decorators in Britain. Launched in 1897, Country Life is a…

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Former mill restoration in the media….

19th February 2021 | Blog

One of our recent projects was featured in Listed Heritage magazine, a specialist publication for the restoration and conservation of listed buildings GRADE II LISTED FORMER MILL FEATURED IN LISTED HERITAGE MAGAZINE The article in Listed Heritage covered the restoration of a Grade II listed former mill house in Oxfordshire and the challenges that WG Carter,…

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Follow the Stars for Macmillan Cancer Support

4th December 2020 | Blog

Once again, WG Carter is proud to be supporting Macmillan Cancer Support’s ‘Celebration of Christmas’ concert ONLINE CHRISTMAS CONCERT In this most unusual of years, ‘Follow the Stars’ will be an online event with Christmas readings from a cast of celebrities combined with music and carols from Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford.  This very festive concert…

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Restoration of a listed former mill – Newsletter

25th November 2020 | Blog

ORIGINAL FEATURES RESTORED AND ASTUNNING NEW MODERN EXTENSION ADDED Preserving the character of this unique historic building and adding a contemporary new extension combined WG Carter’s skills in restoration with the latest building techniques, writing a new chapter in the history of this Oxfordshire mill house. Following significant structural works, we sympathetically restored many of…

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Listed Grade II Former Mill

23rd November 2020 | Case Studies, Country Homes Case Studies

LISTED GRADE II FORMER MILL WG Carter worked with the new owners of this Grade II listed former mill house and their architects to create a beautiful unique 4 bedroomed family home in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside. We totally refurbished and renovated the existing Grade II listed building and added a contemporary extension…

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Architectural glazing for natural light

8th November 2020 | Blog

We’ve recently worked with Cantifix who provide architectural and structural glazing. In this guest blog, Cantifix’s Simon McAuliffe explores how to get natural light in to a home and the benefits natural light brings. Over the years, humanity hasn’t evolved nearly as quickly as the environment we’ve built around us. According to one of the…

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Bespoke features create the wow factor

12th October 2020 | Blog

Working as we do to create stunning homes we often see the difference that a bespoke feature makes to a house. An individually designed, beautifully crafted feature can create a wow factor that really makes a home totally outstanding. Features from staircases to doors, wall finishes to windows made to the owner’s own design and…

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