TRADITIONAL FARMHOUSE,
RURAL COTSWOLDS

Nestled in rural Gloucestershire on the edge of the Cotswolds, this detached architect designed farmhouse style property replaced an old barn. The new build house has 4 large en-suite bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, an open plan kitchen along with a boot room complete with a dog shower, and a spacious hallway with a feature staircase. Every room along the back of the house has glazed patio doors that open up onto a terrace with views over the river to the countryside.

The house was built in the traditional way with local limestone exterior walls and concrete interior walls, a Welsh slate roof, Ashlar window frames with sash windows and shutters. The house incorporates a number of modern efficiency features including good insulation, double-glazed windows, under floor heating and low voltage lighting. It also has a sustainable drainage system with a land drain that takes the wastewater from the property via a bio disc to a reed bed and into a nearby steam.

The WG Carter team worked closely with the clients throughout the project to ensure that every last detail was perfect. This included constructing mock fireplaces before the real ones were crafted to confirm the details of their design and making cardboard sofas for the correct positioning of the floor sockets. On request, a large rear terrace was designed by WG Carter during the build which is constructed from concrete beam and blocks with a dry stone wall perimeter and a sandstone floor with integrated ground lights.

Despite being designed for country living now, the design of the house also includes features that future proof it for independent living in older age. The interior and exterior doors are wide enough for wheelchairs, the windows are low, there is a lift and access from the outside is level with no steps.

ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND CRAFTSMANSHIP PRODUCE HIGH QUALITY FINISH

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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