CONTEMPORARY NEW BUILD HOUSE,
COTSWOLDS

The construction of this completely bespoke contemporary architect designed house in the Cotswolds presented a number of challenges including its location, it being built into the side of a hill. The ambitious design for the new house was to replace a former barn conversion, which was demolished to make space for the new 4 bedroomed dwelling.

Before construction could begin, WG Carter prepared a new road for site access including the construction of a road bridge across a stream. Being built into the hillside necessitated extensive complicated ground works. The hill was excavated and shored up with widespread ground retention works taking place for 6 months before the foundations could be laid. Gas and electricity supplies had to be brought across the fields from a neighbouring estate.

The house, designed by Adrian James Architects, has sweeping curved external walls made of Cotswold stone. These walls have a unique Ashlar stone banding feature which demanded particularly high precision and skills for all the masonry work in order to achieve the correct radius on the curve. This was archived by constructing a steel frame to which the stone bands were attached before the stone walls were laid to exacting tolerances.

The 2-story building has a Bauder roof, part of which is grassed and the rest is paved with PV panels for electricity production. The ground floor is open plan with a large feature staircase made of concrete and clad in oak with oak balustrades. The bespoke shaped kitchen units are made completely of Corian, which also features in the bar of the walk in wine cellar, the highlight of the man cave. The high quality fit out also includes a lighting scheme that was designed especially for the house, as was the AV system.

This stunning new house was designed to fit in with its surroundings and to look like part of the Cotswolds landscape and the 18-month build period reflected the complex construction and design.

Outstanding contemporary new house featuring beautiful curved stone walls

Mr T, Brill

As far as builders go WG Carter are among the very best.  Their quality of workmanship is outstanding and we have found them easy to work with, professional and reliable

Mr T, Brill

Neil Perry, Anderson Orr Architects

We have worked with WG Carter Ltd for many years because they consistently deliver exceptional standards of craftsmanship and outstanding project management. I would not hesitate to recommend them.

Neil Perry, Anderson Orr Architects

Mr F, Cotswolds

WG Carter is a client friendly builder who is cooperative, helpful and totally understands what is required to deliver beautiful renovations and new build projects for the discerning.

Mr F, Cotswolds

Raimundo Torres, Studio Indigo

WG Carter demonstrated a very good understanding of an historic building and coped well under pressure to accelerate and deliver a challenging build to a very high level of quality.

Raimundo Torres, Studio Indigo

Matthew Sanders, Michaelis Boyd Associates

We have worked with WG Carter on major renovation projects of several luxury houses. They have met our demand for high quality craftsmanship using their excellent experience in traditional and contemporary building techniques.

Matthew Sanders, Michaelis Boyd Associates

Cornelius Crunksen, Studio Indigo

WG Carter worked closely with us and the client to refurbish and extend a Grade II Listed family country home that exceeded both the clients’ expectations and ours.

Cornelius Crankson, Studio Indigo

David Streat FRICS, Building Surveyor

I have worked with WG Carter on a number of substantial projects over the last ten years, including the renovation of several Listed Buildings, and have been impressed by their attention to detail and the overall standard of finish. Their craftsmen and tradesmen are skilled, helpful and easy to work with. I have no hesitation in recommending WG Carter as builders.

David Streat FRICS, Building Surveyor

Prof & Mrs H, Clients

WG Carter’s team impressed us with their professionalism throughout the whole building process, working closely with us in a way that it made it feel like they were building the house as if it were their own and taking pleasure in its successful outcome.

Prof & Mrs H, Clients

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