This traditional Suffolk farmhouse was purchased as a restoration project. Typically, like many properties of this age, it has had many additions. The original building was built in 1640, but has two later Victorian extensions. The house has been ‘modernised’ over the years losing a lot of its character, charm and original features.
The objective of this project was to restore this building to its former glory, whilst making it a comfortable home for a modern family. The client wanted to preserve the authenticity of the different parts of the house and the period in which they were built. A top-to-toe restoration was needed to bring this beautiful house back to its former glory.
For this project we:
Took out all the cement pointing from the exterior walls and replaced with lime mortar being faithful to the original building methods.
Rewired and re-plumbed the house fitting new central heating system and external boiler.
Stripped back to the brick all interior rooms, lime plastered and lime washed.
Manufactured, bespoke skirting boards and architrave with unique profile.
Manufactured bespoke windows and doors made from Douglas fir, in-keeping with original design and authentic materials.
Fitted bespoke heritage glass, slimline double glazing.
Sourced and fitted a Victorian quarry tile hall floor.
Built an authentic pantry and imported antique Dutch cheeseboards for authentic shelving.
Built all new fire surrounds.
Designed and built a fully bespoke kitchen.
Sourced locally made Pamment tiles for the kitchen.
Our clients then asked us to look at some of the finer details:
We found a local manufacturer of Beehive door handles and fitted them to the doors.
We made a bespoke bed from some of the timbers taken from the house.
We had bespoke hall and landing carpet made and found authentic Victorian carpet clips.
This extensive project was completed in 2017 to the delight of our clients. If you have a similar development
project you’d like to discuss, please contact us who will be happy to talk to you.