What we’re working on this month: October

Autumn Cottage - Grade II thatched cottage in Dunkeswell, Devon

We are pleased to confirm that we will be leading more mentoring of UWE students in January 2020. This year’s students produced some fantastic work, as Director Kim Sankey observed at the Degree Show in the summer.

Upcoming projects include The Limes, pictured above, as well as Autumn Cottage, a charming Grade-II listed thatched property in Dunkeswell.

Autumn Cottage is a retrospective application for listed building consent and planning permission for a summer house, a car port and two woodburning stoves and an external oil fired boiler. This property was originally a C19th century pair of cottages, converted into one dwelling pre 1988 and falls within the Dunkeswell Conservation Area. We aim to regularise the works and to gain approval for listed building consent, planning permission and Building Regulations in the New Year.  

The Limes was historically a 1930’s bungalow on land opposite the Manor House and its lozenge shaped walled garden in Wootton Fitzpaine. It was enlarged in 2003 to become a two storey house with accommodation in the roof. Our commission is to replace the cladding with sustainable locally sourced hardwood which will weather to a silver grey enabling the building to meld into the landscape, with a new first floor balcony, one new and two enlarged dormers all with catslide roofs to gain more light and headroom, whilst having regard to the setting of the 1763 walled garden which is Grade II listed.