Client: Mr & Mrs I, Near Parracombe
Brief: The client owns a beautiful farm house in Exmoor, which had been extended in the 1960’s by a previous owner. The extension did not sit well visually and was not in keeping with the main building. The client requested for the extension to be demolished and for a new extension to be built, one that would make better use of the space and that was more attractive. As a part of the same project, the entire house was also re-slated.
To facilitate work throughout the winter, the entire project was protected from the weather by a scaffold roof and weatherproof tarpaulins. This gave the effect of building the new extension inside a tent.
The house is used as holiday accommodation, so the work needed to be completed out side of the main letting season. Work commenced in November and was completed in time for the first let of the following April.
We have gone on to complete several other projects for this customer.
Reference: Mr. Andrew Gibbs managed the rebuilding of a wing of our traditional Devon farmhouse. The original wing had been added in the 60's and had been poorly constructed in a chalet style. This was demolished and a new wing was built, using traditional materials to match the main farmhouse. Mr. Gibbs was very helpful in locating good quality stone and oak materials at reasonable costs. His team of builders was skilled and helpful.
Mr. Gibbs was able to be flexible, as we altered some of the design as we went along. He was able to advise us of the best cost options. He finished the project on time and we were extremely pleased with the final build. It was of an extremely high standard of workmanship in construction. We have no hesitation in recommending Mr. Gibbs.