Country Manor House

Project: Extension, Alterations and Refurbishment to a Country Manor House, Herefordshire

Duration: 12 Months

Architect: Craig Hamilton Architects

Client: Private Client

Nestled quietly in the middle of the rolling green countryside, this 17th Century Grade II listed building was in need of some loving attention.

The project comprised of two halves, the first was to build a extension to the rear, to keep it in line with the existing building. The walls were constructed from stone with a clay tile roof and aluminium casements set inside an oak sub-frame with a dressed stone surrounds.

The second half of the project was to restore and alter the existing house, upgrading the thermal qualities of the existing metal casement windows to comply with current building regulations. The loft was painstakingly converted into new bedrooms and a new oak winding staircase was installed.

Throughout the house, fine grade oak doors, skirtings and architraves, cast iron radiators and lavish decorations adorn the rooms to add elegance and style, the new extension has the oak roof trusses on show rested on Forest of Dean stone corbels and a grand fireplace as the central focal point.