“We are delighted with ARCO2s sympathetic and imaginative transformation and extension of a damp, dilapidated 17th centrury farmhouse and piggery into a light and warm living space, incorporating the latest eco friendly principles for heating and insulation with locally sourced building materials.“
Mr & Mrs Bertenshaw
This 17th century cottage has been sympathetically upgraded, repaired and extended while also retaining the character and feel both internally and externally.
RETENTION OF LOCAL HERITAGE
It was incredibly important to the client that the conversion was both a worthy contribution to the local area while also maintaining its character and spirit.
Quality timber joinery
Great care taken to not impact the front of the cottage
The newly designed piggery with sedum roof, conservation roof windows and well insulated spaces, replaces a cold, damp blockwork building erected in 1973 which was not in keeping to the local area.
Warm roof construction
Abundance of natural light
Under floor heating
LOCAL NATURAL MATERIALS
Externally the old cement pointing has been removed and repointed with a lime based mortar allowing the walls to finally breath.