By the end of August we aim to submit an application for planning permission and listed building consent for the repair and alterations to a Grade II listed cottage dating from the C17. The proposals include the remodeling of the first floor which has modern partitions and the conversion of a C20 workshop to provide an annex for home working.
Two more applications are now well advanced – one in Bridport for a sustainable contemporary extension to a modest two bedroom listed terraced cottage, providing a second bedroom and family bathroom with the ground floor open plan kitchen opening onto the former ropewalk. The other is a cottage is a Grade II listed house in Combe Raleigh that is being upgraded to suit the needs of new owners. Whereas previously pre-Covid, Clients might have commuted to work and taken foreign holidays, these projects demonstrate that investment in home working and creating beautiful outside spaces for entertaining is now the emphasis, and we are seeing the benefits of adjusting and enhancing our homes to increase productivity and opportunities for relaxation.