an interesting experience to take on a conservation project. This beautiful
timber roof structure has been revealed during the renovation of a Grade II
Listed house – previously a butcher’s shop – in the heart of a Buckinghamshire
village. Works are now underway to carefully restore the timbers, and ensure
the roof’s longevity.
particular house is also being extended to the rear to provide a new first
floor bedroom with en suite, and a larger kitchen beneath. We have successfully
applied for Listed Building consent for a number of repairs to the structure,
in addition to the extension.
listed buildings with a long history behind them requires sensitive treatment
and a detailed understanding of the processes involved. The extension and
renovation of the White Lion pub in St Leonards combined a similar need for
restoring the older part of the structure, whilst ensuring that the building
could function as a profitable hospitality business.
Do get in touch if you would like
advice on improving or extending a Listed Building.
are seeking ways of both adapting to climate change and minimising their environmental
impact. Chinnor Rugby Football Club in Thame has found a clever and cost
effective method of irrigating their playing pitches – by digging a borehole.
modern version of a well involves drilling a hole around 10m deep which is then cased in steel, and a borehole pumping
system is attached to collect natural water and pump it to the surface. Water
is extracted up to the daily allowed amount and stored in a metal storage tank
until required. An added advantage of this irrigation method is that water
naturally percolates through the soil for future use, forming part of a natural
a procurement process to find a suitably qualified installer, we worked in
conjunction with AW Synergy Boreholes to dig the borehole, and also contractor
Agripower to construct the storage tank. The whole project required careful
planning and project management which we were happy to provide.
Oxfordshire District Council funded the project via Section 106 developer
Rugby Football Club will shortly have access to a ready supply of natural water
to irrigate its pitches, which not only saves money but significantly reduces
the environmental impact of using potable mains water.