Drumermire Gallery


Drummermire, Troutbeck, Lake District: a traditional building extension project

The brief:

We were contracted by Mr & Mrs Gratton to construct a ground floor kitchen extension for their traditional Lake District farmhouse. The design was by Christopher Rushton of Lakes Architects.

Team on site:

General builders, joiners, electricians, and plasterers were all brought in to carry out this traditional extension project. We project managed the development throughout, working closely with the appointed architects.

Work carried out:

The design provided a kitchen dining area with south facing views of the garden and open countryside beyond. The original property is a centuries old farmhouse so the addition needed to harmonise sympathetically yet still meet the client’s modern lifestyle needs. The traditional farmhouse whitewash finish makes it incredibly difficult to distinguish between the original part of the building and the new extension. Inside, the kitchen was fitted with precision and professionalism to achieve the desired look.

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