Examples of our work in detail

Example No. 1

Open sided Porch with Ashlar Stone Columns - Chipping Campden

Below is a sequence of images showing how a locally commissioned Porch with 'Ashlar' stone columns was built to completion

The stone columns were made and finished locally using Guiting Stone, the oak lintel sections and ring beams were also from a local timber merchants and the roof section was finished with 'Bradstone Cotswold Slate' tiles

Indian stone was used for the flagstone base and aluminium guttering and downspouting was used to match existing rain-water goods

  Constructing column bases            Hand smoothing joints              Bedding oak wall plates                  Hipped roof
  Cotswold slate tiles                         Lead welded flashings                 Aluminium guttering               The finished Porch

Finished Porch - Angle view

Front view



Example No. 2

Construction of Garden Room / Small extension

This small extension that the client describes as a garden room was constructed in a free space between an existing garage and the rear corner of the main house. This was a conventional build in terms of foundations and footings etc and the bespoke hardwood frame was spray finished and the building topped with a single pitch roof encorparating a large triple Velux combination.

   Basic construction                       Roof construction                  Triple Velux roof lights                       Internal view

Completed room

Completed (rear) elevation


Example No. 3

Single storey extension - Mickleton

This single storey extension comprises of a utility room and extended hallway area and has been constructed to match existing finishes and details

The rendered blockwork shell, supports a lean-to roof section which incorporates an interesting internal ceiling detail and is well-lit internally by wall washing low energy lighting

A Velux roof light and internal opening produces good natural lighting and the substantial under floor and roof insulation ensure reduced heating costs whilst complying with the latest building regulations

  Start of construction                    Digging the foundation                Mass filled foundation                    Floor insulation
    Footing brickwork                        Block wall construction                      Roof construction                          Tiled roof
                                                Interior detail

  Completed Porch Extension


Example No. 4
Mortar backed dry stone retaining wall - Longborough

In this example the requirement was for a decorative wall facing to enhance an existing featureless rendered block retaining wall

Walling stone from a nearby quarry was constructed on the face side of the existing wall and a low section of wall was constructed above the secondary/driveway level and topped with stone to produce the appearance of a dwarf wall from the top view. The full height side of the wall is seen from the lower level

  Original wall                                    Selecting the stone                 Constructing the wall              Finished wall with toppers

Finished wall with stone 'toppers'


Example No. 5
Stone Porch Extension - Chipping Campden

The stone porch featured in this example was required to weatherproofing and an extra design quality to a large stone built house in Chipping Campden. Local stone was sourced to compliment the existing stonework and reclaimed tiles were sourced from a local reclamation yard in Winchcombe.

The existing front door was re-hung in a substantial new oak frame
and powder coated and double glazed metal windows were built into apertures consisting of quoined stone reveals and reconstituted stone sills and lintels.

  Original porch                                    Building the structure             Constructing the roof                    Finished porch

Finished Porch


Example No. 6

Refurbished Iron Gates and stone columns - Mickleton

After many years out of service these Iron Gates were in need of a complete overhaul. The refurbishment comprised of removing and re-bedding the original stone cap and finial pieces and removing the original iron hinge pins (hooks)

The gates and iron hooks were sand-blasted and the original bolt and fastening sections restored. They were then primed and top coated with two coats of cellulose black all weather paint and the hinges were adapted as below to accept three steel anchors which were located into the stone column sections

The columns were refurbished and repaired using a hydraulic sand lime mortar and the original gates re-hung and adjusted to close as originally intended

  Original columns                          Removing finials                     Anchoring hinges                          Finished gates
Finished gates - Restored to original spec


Example No. 7
Replacement Entrance Gates and posts - St Laurence Church Rowington

Following damage to the Church gates caused by a collision we were asked to replace the Church entrance gates, matching up exactly to the original design. This was the second replacement we have carried out as a previous collision had badly damaged the gates 20 years earlier.

The gates were replaced using iroko and the substantial gate posts were replaced in oak.

      Damaged gate                           Replacing gate posts                Finished gates 1                       Finished gates 2

Finished Gate with pedestrian entrance refurbished


Example No. 8

Extension in rendered block with flat roof

This example shows the construction to completion of an extension that was designed to increase existing space in a local Bed and Breakfast establishment

The brief here was to replicate the existing constructional design whilst creating additional space and doubling the existing room sizes

Discretely fixed supporting steelwork allowed the construction of the existing flat roof structure in a way that minimised the work needed in extending and insulating a new roof section, whilst an existing plaster- boarded ceiling was also retained and able to be made good and re-decorated

Our recommended roof plan was taken up which included a 'Lantern' roof light as per the clients requirements which provided extensive natural lighting to the new space

  Existing building                        Roof plan recommendation      Constructing block shell            Internal view of construction

Completed bedroom

Completed front elevation


Example No. 9

Additional Stable Door with new stonework to match existing in stable block

This contract required an identical stable door to be constructed along side an existing door, along with the construction of a reinforced infill panel of stonework

The materials for this work, which were all sourced locally to the job in Laverton (Worcs), consisted of a robust 8" x 3" treated softwood frame with fanlight, reclaimed sawn stone from Winchcombe and 1" steel reinforcing bars from a nearby forge

The stonework was bedded and pointed with a hydraulic lime and sand mortar and the stable doors were finished with strong hook and band hinges with large iron bolts to match the existing stable door

  Fixing bespoke frame               Constructing stonework           Fixing steel reinforcing bars       Finished stable door and wall

Finished stable door and stone wall 

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Broadway, Stratford upon Avon and the North Cotswolds
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