Below are just a few of the projects we have worked on
Knoll View CourtyardA ‘work in progress’ project
Restoration of Spargrove
Restoration of Poyntington Manor, Dorset
Poyntington Manor is a grade II listed manor house a few miles from Sherborne. It dates back to the late 15th century and was refenestrated during the 16th and 17th centuries. We, as a company, carried out extensive sympathetic restoration to the house over a period of years.
It is thought that local man Samuel Rodbard financed the building of the Mill in Evercreech to create much needed jobs to replace those lost with the failure of the local woollen cloth industry and so from 1792, the three storey building became known as Mr Ward’s Silk Factory. It was originally a long rectangular building with the wing added between 1841 and 1867. It is thought that thread from this very mill was used in the creation of Queen Victoria’s wedding dress.
We bought the building in 1996 and applied for planning permission to convert it into houses. The main building became a terrace of six three storey dwellings, each named to show it’s origin: Spindle House, Yarn House, Winders Cottage, Bobbin Cottage, Loom Cottage and Weavers’ Corner. At the rear of the Mill there was an old coach house, in a very poor condition and listed on Mendip District Council’s At Risk Register – this became a two bedroom bungalow, name The Old Folly.
Old Folly and Strippy Close
A village development of three houses built in the old grounds of Evercreech House. Two three storey town houses face the road, constructed from reclaimed local stone and double Roman tiles, with a three bedroom dorma bungalow to the rear.