Former Estate House



Set in a central village location, this Grade 2 Listed, 18th Century house had some serious structural problems. This is a traditional, Suffolk, timber framed property which needed total renovation from the wall timbers up to the roof.

Our clients wanted an extra window added to the front elevation of the property, but felt this was not possible due to it being a Grade 2 Listed house. Revive & Restore worked with the Suffolk District Council planning office to gain permission for an extra window.


The property was stripped back to its ‘bare bones’ removing all rotten wood. Using traditional building methods we replaced significant parts of the timber frame with new oak, including the rotten sole-plate. The walls were replaced using traditional lime based materials in line. All exterior paint was stripped back to bare brick and re-finished with an authentic lime wash.

To fulfil the planning permission, all replacement windows had to match the original style. We asked our joinery and metal working craftsmen to replicate the old windows. The results were incredible.

The interior of the house was completely refurbished. All rooms were stripped back, lime plastered and lime washed. We re-plumbed, rewired and installed a new heating system. Three new bathrooms and a handmade bespoke kitchen was installed.

During the stripping back of the rooms, we revealed some beautiful period fireplaces which were cleaned and restored to their former glory.


The project was completed and the clients were delighted with the results. We were very proud to accept our Quality of Place awards in the conservation category, from Suffolk Coastal District Council.

If you are planning a similar development of your own, please contact us and will be happy to talk you through your project.