What we do

Walnut Tree Cottage

Client : Mr Brian Philips

Location : Drybrook, Forest of Dean

Key Features

  • built with a Leca block and lime
  • composite slate made by Tapco Europe
  • turn key service

Brief and Response

The job was to build a new extension to create a new kitchen area and wet room. The existing cottage was build in sandstone around 160 years ago and covered in a cement render, creating rising damp and condensation problems.

We removed the cement render, repaired the very poor condition stone and lime rendered the whole property. The new extension was built with a Leca block and lime rendered to match the rest of the dwelling.

As so many lean-to extensions, gaining enough pitch to use traditional slate can prove to be a problem getting under the first floor windows. The roof you see in the photos is pitched at 15.3 degrees, the recommended pitch for natural slate is 20 degrees. So, how did we pass building control using slate? What you see in the photo is a lightweight, rubber/plastic composite slate made by Tapco Europe Ltd. It is so good that no one can tell they are not authentic until I tell them!

We offer a turn key service and have all the necessary skilled trades to complete every aspect of the construction process.

Kilgwrrwg Cottage

Client : Mr Keith MacEke

Location : Kilgwrrwg, Monmouthshire

Key Features

  • natural stone and lime render
  • oak frames
  • Tapco slate

Brief and Response

The job was to add 2 extensions to create a garden room and a bedroom/en-suite with the addition of a new porch. Both extensions were built with a combination of natural stone and lime rendered walls with oak frames, exposed trusses and windows.

We like a challenge and are particularly pleased with the results as access to this development was very difficult. Sat in a valley, we had to cart all the materials, including the concrete floor beam, by hand downhill for 50m!

Again, the maximum pitch we were able to achieve was 17 degrees for both extensions so we used the Tapco slate to great effect.

Grimshaw House

Client : Mrs Grimshaw

Location : Cheltenham

Key Features

  • modern extension
  • Sandtoft 20:20 pain tile

Brief and Response

The job was to build a new lean-to extension to create a separate annex for rent. This job shows that we can use modern building materials and techniques effectively and with a high standard finish. Once again the maximum pitch we could achieve was 15.5 degrees and in keeping with the existing house, we used a Sandtoft 20:20 pain tile.

Property Renovations

Client : The photographs below show work undertaken for a variety of projects.

Location : Gloucestershire and Herefordshire

Key Features

  • sympathetic to current building
  • Tadelakt bath
  • underfloor heating

Brief and Response

Our goal is to always create a sympathetic renovation that seemlessly connects with your current home.

Whether it is a period property or a new build, we will ensure that the finished work is impeccably matched.


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Brief and Response

Parker SW - A Recommended Local Builder:

"I would be happy to recommend Alex to anyone thinking of undertaking building work. The work was of a very high standard and met all of our expectations. Communication was excellent and we felt we were able to ask any questions necessary, and trusted Alex's input. Alex put us at ease throughout the process and we were confident that the job would be satisfactory from the first meeting."
Kirsty Armstrong