Cornwall Based Building Project - A Step Up in Cornwall

This end-of-terrace 4 storey Town House had a rear garden desperately in need of upgrading, blessed with what an Estate Agent would describe as ‘tremendous scope for improvement’. Overgrown, derelict and unloved, yet with a view over the verdant Tamar Valley to die for.

Our brief was to first level the grounds, build solid substructure and then construct a new double garage, clad with feather-edged boarding and with a slated double-pitched roof. Following this, we made extensive alterations to the lower ground floor and ground floor of the house including underpinning the lower ground floor. These works enabled us to proceed with the groundworks and substructure with DPC for a new flat-roofed extension, designed to take full advantage of the amazing countryside views.

As per our clients’ instructions, the new extension was finished to an exactingly high standard, including carpentry, plastering, rendering, wooden flooring, decorating, plumbing, heating, drainage and electrical works, all topped off with a parapet roof with aluminium roof lantern to match the new windows. Traditional cast-iron rainwater hopper-heads and downpipes grace either side of the aluminium feature bi-fold doors overlooking the garden. Finally, we tamed the sloped and overgrown garden into submission using a blend of hard and soft landscaping with terracing of local stone, granite and slate. A natural stone feature retaining wall with slated copings built by our Stone Mason takes the weight of the slope, and cleverly-positioned flights of steps were constructed to flow from the upper garden, leading the eye and creating a sense of glamour.