REFURBISHED AND EXTENDED 17TH CENTURY,
COTSWOLD LISTED HOUSE

This Grade II listed building in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds was a former rectory built in the 17th century. WG Carter completely refurbished the main property and the guest cottage and constructed a new building to house a gym and basement plant room.

The refurbished house now has 7 bedrooms with 7 en-suite bathrooms as well as a number of large reception rooms and a kitchen. A boot room, laundry and garden room are incorporated in a new extension off the kitchen.

The initial task was to envelope the whole house in scaffolding with a temporary roof so that the existing Stonesfield slates could be removed, salvaged and replaced.  At the same time all the chimneys were relined and the stacks rebuilt to create working fireplaces. A lightening protection system was also installed.

Externally, the Cotswold stone masonry was repaired, repointed and lime-washed. The metal windows and leaded glass were refurbished and the wooden sash windows were refurbished and draught sealed.

Internally WG Carter carried out a complete refurbishment including the replacement of rotten lintels and timber joists. The lime plaster was repaired and replaced throughout, as was the existing joinery. In certain rooms the existing stone floors were lifted, refurbished and reinstated over underfloor heating in order to preserve the original feel of the house. All new mechanical, electrical and data services were incorporated throughout the building including heating, underfloor heating and air conditioning.

An existing 2-bedroomed cottage in the grounds was totally refurbished to provide additional accommodation for guests or staff along with a new build triple garage. The garage was built to match the house in Cotswold stone with a slate roof and oak doors and beams. A separate new structure was built to house the air conditioning plant for the main house and WG Carter constructed a new external gymnasium building with a basement below to house mechanical and electrical plant. View the gym case study here.

Total renovation of a large listed house to create a beautiful home

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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