NORTH OXFORD
TOWN HOUSE REFURBISHMENT

This detached town house in North Oxford underwent a complete refurbishment including the construction of a two-storey extension to one side of the building and a single storey, contemporary, extension to the rear of the property.

The external fabric of the 3-storey Victorian house required extensive refurbishment. WG Carter replaced the clay tile roof and added improved insulation. All the chimneys were relined and the existing Victorian fireplaces were removed and sent away for complete renovation before being reinstated back in their original locations. The external masonry was cleaned and repaired and all the wooden windows were skilfully refurbished with added security enhancements installed. Inside, the bathrooms were replaced with modern fittings and fixtures but in a traditional Victorian style to complement the house.

The single storey extension at the rear was built of red brick with natural stone dressings to the windows to exactly match the design of the original house. The flat roof includes a glass roof lantern light that is surrounded by a Sedam modular grass roof covering. A stunning feature is the full height glazed corner, which consists of 3 slim-line sliding doors that open onto the patio and garden for complete inside/outside living.

This large open plan extension incorporates a new fitted kitchen with a dining area and a lounge/snug. There is also a walk in climate-controlled wine cellar that contains bespoke wooden bottle storage and a tasting area.

A new 2 story extension to the side of the property houses the plant room and a store room on the ground floor. Above it on the first floor is a new en-suite for the master bedroom.

At the front of the house, the existing boundary wall was removed in order for the works to be carried out. On completion of the project, it was rebuilt in a similar style with the addition of traditional black wrought iron North Oxford railings.

Complete refurbishment of a detached town house in North Oxford

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