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Briardene - Cottage extension & restoration

The Brief – to restore and remodel an 18th century Cornish cottage and to re-design an existing extension which was poorly constructed and structurally unsound.  Planning permission and building regulations approval were required for the project. Works began in May 2014 and after a good summer, the cottage has been restored and looks fabulous!


The Design – the existing cottage had been heavily extended over the years with a modern stone faced extension and later a single storey addition constructed. The single storey extension had suffered from roof spread and movement and a decision was made to rebuild.  The replacement extension forms the new Kitchen with vaulted ceiling, naturally lit with rooflights and opens out onto the patio area via bi-fold doors.  The original house and newer stone-faced extension has  been repointed with lime to help with internal damp issues and a new roof constructed with natural slate covering.  A rear first floor entrance was formed leading out to the rear deck and garden.  Double glazed timber sash windows  retain the traditional look and charm of the cottage.  The main entrance door to the original cottage was no longer appropriately positioned and was relocated centrally, leading into a separate entrance hall.  Internally the property was re-configured to provide a Cloakroom, a large Lounge with woodburner, Dining Room, Utility, Kitchen and Study.  At first floor level, the cottage has a Master Bedroom with Ensuite, three further Bedrooms and a family Bathroom.  The insulation to the property was improved throughout, with new floor, wall and roof insulation, as well as the aforementioned double glazed sash windows.


‘Cornwall Architectural Design re-designed and restored our run-down cottage, fantastic work'!  D. Salter (June 2015).


Build Route – Mains Contractor

Completion – July  2015

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