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Low Fold, Troutbeck, Lake District: a traditional building renovation project

The brief:

To renovate a traditional Lake District building, which was last updated in the 1960s, and to convert the attached granary building into a holiday home suitable for the luxury market.

Team on site:

This project was fully project and site managed by our team and all of our trades were co ordinated over a three year period to transform the site into a holiday home that made the most of the stunning views and surrounding landscape. Trades included general builders, plasterers, plumbers, electricians, stone masons and joiners.

Work carried out:

With traditional buildings it is vital to retain as many original character and period features as possible. We diligently stripped back cosmetic additions from the last 50 years and uncovered oak panelling and original slate and oak flooring, as well exposing beams, returning interior doors to their former glory, and offering much need tlc to the amazing stonework that is so characteristic of this area.

We then refurbished the whole property, introducing a carefully planned balance between old and new. This phase included underfloor heating, a full kitchen fit, new bathroom suites, and interior design for the lounge.

The whole is now an easily maintained luxury holiday home with views to die for.

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  • The Coach House

    Dear Jim. At the end of what we might call phase one of the work, Margaret and I would like to express our appreciation of your workforce for their careful and excellent work. They are a credit to the trade where so often customers are left unhappy. Cheerful, responsive, clean and thorough in their work, they are a pleasure to have around and we shall have no hesitation in using you again when we have a plan for the outer office and utility room. It is also a great pleasure to have doors that fit and close properly.
    Keith and Margaret

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