Work is underway at a site in Frome, fortunately the weather is in our favour. New commissions include another Grade II* listed house and the partial completion of a new kitchen and scullery in a Grade II house with excellent work by DJ Chutter (before and after pics attached). More commissions are being completed at a Grade II cottage in Dunkeswell, and a Grade II listed farm house in Harcombe, working with Rural Office for Architecture in Carmarthen. An appeal against the refusal of planning permission for alterations to an unlisted shop front in Sherborne Conservation Area has been lodged […]
Great progress has been made since Easter with three confirmed commissions in as many days, and over the next week we shall be resourcing projects as far afield as Wellington and West Lulworth. At the end of last week, we obtained planning permission for a private dwelling in Ottery St Mary Conservation Area. On Tuesday 6 April, TA Green Builders started work on site in Frome with excavation for a land drain at the base of a listed townhouse, a project that will involve both repair and modest alterations using traditional construction methods.
Since the first quarter of 2021 more enquiries are being converted into commissions demonstrating that clients are both moving to new properties and investing in their existing homes. We have been asked to prepare more schemes, including home working, than ever, with listed building owners striving to achieve that elusive life/work balance. The sustainable debate is also a major factor, why not invest in making a house more energy efficient and reduce carbon emissions?
AAL have been appointed to obtain listed building consent to replace the corrugated iron roof over this previously thatched farmhouse which is of late mediaeval origin. Together with an attached cider house and stables, the farmhouse is one of four Grade II listed buildings on the site including a cart shed, barn and garden wall. Constructed of chert with dressings of Hamstone from Somerset, windows with leaded lights and label moulds, the roofs are a mix of Welsh slate, iron and clay crinkle crankle tiles. The house has been in the same family of dairy farmers for three generations. The […]