Greendale Construction complete major works to create luxury holiday cottage and workshops

Greendale Construction complete major works to create luxury holiday cottage and workshops

Dorset Chartered Builders, Greendale Construction Limited, has successfully completed a major contract to turn a dilapidated building into a luxury four double bedroom holiday cottage near Downton, Wiltshire.  The 42-week works involved major structural alterations after it was discovered that all existing walls were unconnected.  A steel frame was installed in the rear to tie the walls and support the new 1stfloor.  Front walls were tied with HeliBar, and a damp membrane system to all solid walls, metal stud and insulation lined prior to plastering.

The pitched roofs were completely replaced due to the amount of rot, and a loft conversion to create a split-level floor for the stunning master suite to the front of the cottage which also boasts a dressing area, as well as two further double bedrooms.  A single-storey side extension was built to form the living room, with aluminium sliding doors leading out onto the patio terrace and garden.  The cottage has benefitted from new window and external doors, as well as a total internal fit-out which includes a new main bathroom and shower room.
Downstairs, another double bedroom, lavatory, utility room, snug, kitchen and living room all benefit from underfloor heating, with radiators to the first floor.  Log burners have been installed to the living room and snug, creating a cosy environment all year round.

Building the workshops involved the total demolition of a rotten timber structure and rebuilding of various areas of damaged brickwork to plinths. New timber studwork frames with timber posts, glulam beam & roof purlins were installed, with new insulated corrugated roofing sheets, lead work to the rear wall, and a rebuild of brickwork capping.  All internal walls have been lined with OSB and insulated, whilst externally cladding with black feather edge boarding installed.  Additionally, the workshops benefit from a new WC and sink, as well as all new electrics.

Greendale Construction Director, Rob Hooker, commented: ““This has been a very rewarding project in a beautiful and quite unique location. The transformation from start to finish has been extraordinary. Thanks go to our client, the design team and our brilliant contracting team in delivering this amazing project. We are now excited to be working the next large phase of the piggeries and holiday let section.”

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