SPORT
AND RECREATION COMPLEX

As part of the refurbishment and extension of an Edwardian house near Oxford, WG Carter undertook the conversion of an existing brick-built garage into a useful entertainment and recreation space. Dormer windows were installed into the slate roof to bring in more light and for views and the original large garage doors were replaced with new sliding folding doors.

The existing garage, which could house up to 6 cars, was converted into a large open plan family entertainment room suitable for games and recreation. This area has its own fully equipped kitchen and cloakroom.

The first floor was converted from an empty space to a playroom and a large state of the art office, complete with a large screen for video conferencing. The office included completely new services to cope with the alterations and extensions from mechanical and electrical, water, electricity and gas as well as Wi-Fi and the installation of a Sonos sound systems.

Outside, a full LTA sized ‘Tiger Turf’ tennis court was installed on the site of the former 1920’s grass court. Using the soil from the tennis court site, raised terracing was created to form a viewing grandstand.

Cut into a grass bank, a new pool building was constructed to house a swimming pool. In order for it to be used all year round, a ‘Certikin’ retractable roof was imported from Italy and a heating and cooling system for the air temperature was installed for winter and summer use. The pool room also houses a gym with his and hers changing rooms and showers, as well as a kitchen and relaxing seating area.

The outdoor landscaping around the perimeter of the pool was replaced with limestone paving slabs.

Read about the refurbishment of the main Edwardian house

Conversion of existing garage into an entertainment and recreation space with tennis court and pool

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