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We have worked on an extensive range of building and renovation projects in and around the areas of Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Essex. 

 

With over 45 years of experience we offer a professional skilled service, which allows us to produce work of the very highest of standards.

 

Our portfolio of photographs shows just some of the many projects we have worked on over recent years.

Two handed timber frame 2 storey houses 2200 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Underfloor heating at ground floor and radiators at first floor. Calor gas central heating boiler with detached double garages with storage room above. Howdens kitchens with granite worktops. JUB through colour render system to the external walls and a plain clay tile roof with vented ridge. A mixture of sliding sash windows and casements with bi-folding doors to the RAJ green Indian stone patios. Fully landscaped gardens and gravel drives. Bio-disc package sewage treatment system for each house.

 

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Two new build houses - Rickling Green

 

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Timber frame barn with clay pan tile roof. Completely underpin the barn with new brickwork plinths and green oak plates. Solid oak stairs to first floor, 3 bathrooms, underfloor heating at ground floor and radiators at 1st floor. Calor gas boiler. Howdens fitted kitchen and utility room. Clad externally with feather edge boarding. Bio-disc package sewage treatment

 

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Barn Conversion - Hatfield Broad Oak

 

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Conversion of a redundant part brick, part timber frame farm building into a 3 bedroom home, on split levels on the ground floor with a mixture of solid oak and tiled floors and reclaimed softwood floors on the first floor. Clay hand-made reclaimed and new roof tiles to the main barn. Bespoke spiral oak stairs, log burner, wet room shower. Adjacent to the barn a new-build timber frame barn, clad in black featheredge board, used as an art studio with vaulted roof and exposed truss, bi-fold Kloeber doors and conservation rooflights and clay pantile roof tile.

 

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Barn Conversion and Studio - Bishop’s Stortford

 

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New brick work double garage with a timber frame plant room to the rear, all on a piled foundation with ground beams and block and beam suspended floor with a 1st floor one bedroom self-contained annex. Clay roof tiles on a hand cut roof, purpose made joinery, glazed gables to the main living area and bedroom dormer, new block pave drive, retaining walls and metal balustrade railings. Under floor heating to the annex with an engineered oak floor and a wood pellet boiler in the plant room heating the main house and annex.

 

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New Garage with Annex – Takeley

 

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An architecturally designed Garden Room on the rear of a grade 2 listed brick barn, with steel rafters clad in timber. Piled foundations with ground beams due to the close proximity of existing trees. Block and beam floor, Tudor brick walls to match the existing barn with fully glazed purpose made joinery gables at each end and a Lonsdale glazing system to the roof. Under floor heating in a screeded floor with porcelain tiles.

 

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New Garden Room – Near Saffron Walden

 

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A 19th century brick barn in the curtilage of a Grade 2 listed Farm house, fully underpinned on a raft foundation, brickwork cleaned and repointed, a mixture of new bronze casement curved metal windows and bi-folding Douglas Fir doors and purpose made joinery, Nu-heat under floor heating at ground and 1st floor, a mixture of engineered oak and tiled ground floors, log burner, bespoke glass porches by Cantifix, clear spanning roof and front. High gloss kitchens with granite work surfaces and glass upstands, purpose made curved oak stairs with stainless steel curved handrails and glass balustrade panels, natural slate roof, fully landscaped gardens and timber frame cartlodge garages. This barn has been carefully renovated into three 1800 square foot 4 bedroom 2 bathroom luxury family homes over two floors.

 

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Brick Barns – Near Great Dunmow

 

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4500 square feet traditionally built new build house with Westbury spiral balance sliding sash windows and orangery, re-constituted stone cills, slate roof with lead roll hips and dome roof. Underfloor heating to both ground and first floor, heated from a Nibe ground source heat pump, packaged sewage treatment works and rainwater harvester. Naturally wood handmade kitchen with granite tops, Natural Travertine tiled floors and four fully fitted bathrooms, open cut stairs with oak handrails, carved limestone fireplaces and engineered oak flooring. A separate garage block with double car parking and plant room and a home office at first floor. Electric gates and fully landscaped gardens with gravel drives and Indian Sandstone paving.

 

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New Build House – Near Ongar

 

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Located in the heart of the school this infill building has created a new coffee shop and snack bar facility for the school. Pad foundation to support the steel frame roof structure and a reinforced concrete slab with a Vitral glazed roof lantern supported by the steel frame which has been cladded with Haddstone re-constructed stonework to match the existing stone colonnade. Sarnafil flat roof and suspended acoustic plasterboard ceiling underfloor heating and Karadean floor finishes. Frameless glass walling with entrance doors to the principal elevation allowing an uninterrupted view of the existing stonework.

 

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Grubber Court – Haileybury College

 

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Brown field site new 2,500 square feet 2 storey timber frame house with detached garage on piled foundations with ground beams, block and beam floor, purpose made oak joinery, Naturally Wood kitchen and fitted furniture, oak stairs with glass balustrade. Fully tiled bathrooms, completely tiled ground floor with tiled skirtings, externally a mixture of render and featheredge boarding with a natural slate roof. Rainwater harvester for recycling roof water to water the garden and flush the W.C's. Heat recovery system and under floor heating to the ground floor. Fully landscaped garden with a mixture of Indian Stone and decking to the patio areas and block paving and gravel to the drive.

 

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New House - Buntingford

 

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A new purpose built timber frame fully hipped and vaulted roof to this new pool building on a raft reinforced foundation clad with feather edge board with a staff bead mould, Klober sliding / folding patio door sets, wet room shower and a kitchen facility with a new plant room with air source heating unit to heat the swimming pool.

 

New sand stone paving and setts from Global Stone round the existing fully re-furbished pool, and York stone retaining walls and steps with a fully landscaped garden. Surface water drainage for the pool building and patio areas and a sewage pump to connect to the existing foul drainage system.

 

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New pool building and external paving

 

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Demolish the existing scout hut then construct a new bespoke timber frame building built off traditional foundations block and beam floor system. The outside walls are clad with Therma board and the windows and doors are aluminium powder coated to give a very modern appearance. The roof has a metal sheet profile system fixed to timber rafters. Internal walls and ceilings clad with fair faced fire proof ply to give a robust finish to suite usage.

 

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New Scout Hut – Little Hallingbury

 

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Haileybury College – Hertford Heath – Summer 2012

 

Over the last 2 years 9 different projects have been successfully completed at the college, including extensions, conversions, holiday refurbishments and new builds providing staff and student accommodation.

 

 

 

Extension to the existing boarding house to provide a 24 bedroom dormitory and wash room facility sympathetically linking onto the existing building with a 2 bedroom and 1 bedroom flat at ground floor for staff accommodation.

 

Traditional foundations block and beam ground floor, concrete plank first floor and precast concrete stairs traditional masonry walls with facing brick, purpose made timber joinery, attic truss roof providing storage facilities and a plant room for the new building. Also new 2 storey extension to provide a new emergency escape stairs for the existing building, purpose made metal stairs, bespoke Douglas fir joinery and cladding with a lead roll roof.

 

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Haileybury College – Hertford Heath – Highfields boarding house

 

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A new two storey glazed link between the main school building and an existing annexe, new infill extension to the annexe and full refurbishment of the existing building to provide more dormitory accommodation. Steel framework to the roof link to provide an open space for ease of circulation, a standing seam zinc cladding roof system to the new extensions and re-slate existing roofs. At first floor new bridge constructed from one building to the other with glazed balustrading and metal spiral staircase. New pedestrian block paved courtyard created to complete the project.

 

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Haileybury College – Hertford Heath – Albans boarding house

 

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New atrium, common room and computer room created to this existing listed building with a one bedroom staff flat and additional student accommodation at first floor, the main building is traditional masonry with facing brick outer skin, block and beam ground floor and concrete plank first floor with truss roof and clay tiles, install flat roofs with Sarnafil warm roof system insulation cut to falls. Main atrium bespoke steel frame creating a pyramid with zinc roof covering and zinc wall panels. Purpose made Douglas fir joinery screens and underfloor heating system. New spiral staircase to replace existing, paving slab paths, brick retaining walls to overcome level differences around the building.

 

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Haileybury College – Hertford Heath – Allenby boarding house

 

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This new canoe storage building has been built on the flood plain of the river Stort with driven pile foundations, ground beams and reinforced concrete slab. Steel frame portal building with timber frame perlins and infill wall panels clad with cedar tongue and groove boarding to the walls and a profile metal sheet roof system. Roller shutter metal doors provide full access to the 100+ canoes store within.

 

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Bishops Stortford Canoe Club

 

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A complete conversion of this Listed barn to a stunning family home. The existing oak frame carefully restored, repaired and exposed throughout the building, peg tile roof propose made oak external joinery. Completely underpinned the timber frame installing new oak sole plates. Ground source heating serving underfloor heating to both floors and hot water. Aga, log burner, oak floors, ledged & braced doors and bespoke oak stairs.

 

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Listed barn conversion – near Gt. Dunmow

 

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Project No 1 – Extensions and internal alteration work to extend this Listed House Mistresses accommodation with new kitchen utility room and bathroom, including diverting schools main sewer round the new extension.


Project No2 – Conversion of redundant store rooms to create two 2 bedroom self contained staff flats each with kitchen, bathroom and own heating system. Refurbishing existing crital windows and install sound and fire proofing to the existing Listed building to bring up to current Building Regulations.

 

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Haileybury College – Hertford Heath

 

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Carefully extended this old village shop to provide more bedroom and living accommodation for a growing family, with various sympathetic repairs to the existing building, under pinning. Modernization to the existing heating system and a complete rewire all in an occupied house. New patio's and landscaping to the rear gardens to complete the project.

 

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Extension and alterations to Listed house near Saffron Walden

 

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Pair of new semi detached houses on the site of a furniture shop. Constructed from brick and block cavity walls with a trussed roof and plain tiles. These three bedroom properties were built for the rental market and have been occupied since they were constructed.

 

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New build semi-detacheds

 

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A sympathetic extension to a listed building in Sawbridgeworth with purpose made joinery and reclaimed roof tiles.

 

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Period extension - Sawbridgeworth

 

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A selection of new properties built for the same client in Sawbridgeworth for rental. All of brick and block construction with hand cut roofs with plain tiles.

 

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A selection of new builds - Sawbridgeworth

 

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A new property built on the site of an existing house in Felsted. This property is of brick and block construction with attic trusses to create two bedrooms in the loft. Tile hanging with a cantilevered jetty to the front, underfloor heating, four bathrooms and a garden room.

 

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New build - Felsted

 

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A barn conversion in Bush End for a local property developer for resale. The barn was underpinned and all the external walls and the roof stripped to increase the insulation values of the property to meet building regulation requirements. Under floor heating was installed with natural stone flooring for a seamless finish.

 

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Barn conversion - Bush End

 

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A new pair of semi-detached houses for the rental market in Sawbridgeworth on the site of an existing house. The site was challenging as it was sloping and narrow, neatly fitting between two existing houses.

 

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New build semi-detacheds - Sawbridgeworth

 

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A new sports hall for a private school in Felsted. This building is portal steel framed building clad in face brickwork and lined with fairfaced block work. The roof is of plain tiles with electric opening roof lights and the building is heated with under floor heating linked to an air source heat pump.

 

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New school sports hall - Felsted

 

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Extension and renovation to a property in Felsted with purpose made joinery and piled foundations. A fully hipped roof, new lead clad dormars cut into existing roof, sunroom and linked kitchen forming a fantastic living and eating space for the whole family.

 

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Period extension

 

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New classroom block and changing rooms for a private school in Felsted. This building consists of eight classrooms and changing facilities. The building is of brick and block construction with concrete floors and a lift between floors.

 

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New classroom block and changing rooms - Felsted

 

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A timber framed extension with feature oak trusses, purpose made joinery and an oak staircase. Connecting into an existing thatched roof cottage with link stairs worked into the original timberframe creating a stunning family home. With a two storey timber frame garage with green oak framework and a self contained annexe at 1st floor, hand cut roof with handmade clay roof tiles.

 

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A two storey extension to a listed thatched cottage in Levens Green and new garage with accommodation above.

 

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A new brick and block chalet bungalow, hand cut timber roof with a mixture of clay tiles and natural slate with a vaulted roof sunroom with structural joinery providing a key feature from the kitchen. Located in Saffron Walden in the rear garden of an existing house.

 

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New Chalet Bungalow - Saffron Walden

 

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A full refurbishment and substantial extensions in cavity block work and rendered to this impressive family home, including traditional box frame sliding sash windows, lantern roof lights, natural oak floor, bespoke hand made kitchen, completed to the clients individual requirements.  Including a 12 metre x 6 metre triple garage timber frame block with cedar electric doors featheredge board cladding and clay handmade re claimed roof tiles and a attic room providing substantial first floor accommodation.

 

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Extensions and renovations to a substantial property in Stansted

 

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Internal alterations to Takeley Church to meet with the new disabled access requirements including the construction of an access ramp, disabled toilet and tea making facilities. Including extensive purpose made oak joinery, screens and panelling to compliment this historic building.

 

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Internal alterations to Takeley Church

 

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An extension and conversion of an existing barn into office space in Takeley incorporating purpose made timber screens with laminated timber beams and natural slate roof covering.

 

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Conversion of an existing barn into office space

 

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A new timber framed house with a mixture of boarding and render to the external face, underfloor heating, rainwater harvester, extensive hard land scaping to accomadate a sloping site. Bespoke kitchen. Located in Great Dunmow with a plain tiled roof.

 

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New timber framed house - Great Dunmow

 

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Taken back to their bare frame and completely reconstructed using locally sourced second-hand timber.  Underfloor heating, bespoke oak staircase, fully tiled ground floor, exposed timber work throughout.

 

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Challenging Barn Conversion - Takeley

 

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A mixture of 2 and 3 storey detached and semi detached properties on piled foundations for a local developer, built traditionally to be sold. Site originally a petrol station and was completely de-contaminated as part of the contract.

 

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New Build Site - Much Hadham

 

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A pair of traditionally built detached houses, block and beam walls, renderred blockwork, a hand cut traditional timber roof with hipped endsand dormars. Plain day roof tiles and standard Jeldmaen joinery.

 

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Two new 3 bedroom detached

 

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A complete re-structure of this magnificent family home on the edge of Epping Forest incorporating a new structure over the existing swimming pool with study area over.  New bespoke kitchen, and remodelling the main core of the house to meet the client’s specification including an impressive library.

 

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Extension & Renovation – Buckhurst Hill

 

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3,500 square foot two storey timber frame house on traditional foundations split level ground floor with underfloor heating on ground and 1st floor, solar panels for hot water and rainwater harvester providing water for the W.C flushing.   Oak staircase with glass balustrade, stair treads cantilevered from wall, glazed atrium roof with close mitred hipped slate roof.  Traditional box sash sliding windows, engineered oak and limestone floors.

 

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Timber Frame House – Saffron Walden

 

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Traditional cavity brickwork single storey extension with vaulted hand cut roof supported by a Glulam ridge beam.  Purpose made glazed screen in the gable and Jeldwen bi-fold Wellington timber patio doors allowing the house to meet the garden.

 

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Sunroom – extension

 

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