This traditional stone cottage in Horndean had previously been extended with a dated and out of character mono pitched, rendered extension that was connected to the original house by a flat roofed link section. The cottage was in need of complete renovation and our clients wanted to demolish the existing extensions and rebuild the rear extension in traditional materials that would be sympathetic to the existing building and would match as far as practical.

Edwin Thompson’s Building Department were involved with the project from inception to completion, obtaining full Planning and Building Warrant approvals and supported the main contractor by giving ad-hoc support throughout the duration of the construction.

The new design and renovations included a large open plan lounge and dining area with wood burning stove, kitchen, utility, WC and a double bedroom with en-suite on the ground floor, with the master bedroom, one double bedroom and the main bathroom on the first floor.

The extension was built from a highly insulated timber frame with a random rubble stone outer leaf to match the existing. Slate was used on the roof, lead to the dormer haffits and new timber windows and doors were fitted throughout.

The property has retained its original traditional appearance but now has an interior that matches modern day living.