Our clients approached us for the complete renovation of their cottage – to create a modern family home, whilst retaining the features of this quirky cottage

Our clients were living outside of the area & worked overseas – so A S Baker undertook full management of the project to minimise the input needed by our clients once work commenced – regular emails & calls when necessary allowed us to deliver the cottage to our clients precise requirements despite not being able to be on site….

 

Works Included:

  • Garden clearance; removal of outbuildings & excavation of driveway to provide enlarged parking area & installation of perimeter fencing
  • Remodel of first-floor layout to incorporate a wet-room
  • Damp treatment
  • Insulation of accessible external walls
  • Install new water main to the property
  • Re-wire full property
  • Install modern heating system & provide buried LPG tank to garden to supply new boiler
  • Re-plaster full property
  • Renovation of existing fireplace – including installation of flue liner & renovation of existing burner before recommission by our HETAS approved sub-contractor
  • Supply & installation of wet-room & separate family bathroom
  • Supply & installation of modern kitchen with oak worksurfaces
  • Design, supply & installation of bespoke built-in living room & bedroom furniture
  • Tile full ground floor with natural slate
  • Full decoration – including sanding & sealing existing floorboards to first-floor

Works were completed on schedule in September 2018 – with 3 months spent on-site by the team…

 

Ash and his team are incredible builders who have completely renovated our home. As we were living some distance away Ashley project managed every aspect of the build.

They work to an incredibly high standard, are tidy, organised, clean, really hard working and friendly.

Our home looks so beautiful and I cannot thank them enough.

I would recommend them to anyone who needs a great builder.

Addie, September 2018

 

Existing fireplace - what a fantastic discovery the team made...
Existing kitchen before work commenced...
This wasted space to the entrance of the second bedroom is to become a first floor wet room...
Stripped back to the bare shell & new stud work formed for the first floor wetroom
Some exciting discoveries behind the fireplace! The log burner has been removed for refurbishment by our HETAS approved subcontractor
Fireplace renovation underway by the team
Another discovery in the master bedroom being utilised for storage space - existing external walls insulated to modern standards to improve the energy performance of this cottage!
Bathroom renovation underway - the existing external walls being insulated to improve the energy performance of the cottage
New wet room taking shape!
New wet room taking shape!
Tanking of full wet room - ready for tiling!
Damp treatment underway to the ground floor
Bedrooms ready for plastering by the team!
As the interior moves forward the team start excavating for a buried LPG tank in the garden
A big hole ready for the installation of buried LPG tank
We widened & resurfaced the driveway
Bathroom tiling underway
The beautiful finished family bathroom
The beautiful finished family bathroom
The beautiful finished family bathroom
Kitchen during damp treatment...
The finished kitchen on completion - what a difference!
The finished kitchen on completion - what a difference!
The finished kitchen on completion - what a difference!
The finished kitchen on completion - what a difference!
Fireplace rebuilt & repointed - ready for finishing by the team!
The finished living room - all custom cabinetry designed & built by A S Baker Carpentry & Building LTD
The finished living room
The finished living room
The finished living room
Built-in cupboard to conceal consumer unit in the porch - with tiled floors to match kitchen
Staircase renovation underway
The renovated staircase - a careful combination of existing & new oak components
The renovated staircase - a careful combination of existing & new oak components
The renovated staircase - a careful combination of existing & new oak components
Floor sanding underway with the latest dust extraction equipment to protect our team & your home
Finished bedroom
Existing fireplace restored to the bedrooms
Finished bedroom
Finished bedroom with built-in wardrobes
Finished first floor wetroom