Manor House, South Gloucestershire
This project in Gloucestershire required a sensitive restoration of a sprawling Medieval Hall House, parts of which date back to the 12th century, into a comfortable, convenient and practical modern family home while undergoing an in-depth process of restoration and preservation of the unique original features that make it worthy of its Grade 2* listing.
The challenge being bringing this deteriorating heritage asset into the 21st century, making it suitable for modern day living standards and a life-long home for a young family of six.
Stonewood’s craftsmen were tasked with undoing insensitive 1970s and 80s modifications to re-establish the original features of a home once owned by Henry V’s standard bearer at Agincourt without causing further harm.
Its team also had to introduce modern conveniences such as underfloor heating, contemporary plumbing and electrical work, fibre optic broadband and other comms technology, seamlessly into this medieval setting without compromising its aesthetic.
Linking the main house to a utility and plant room and WC in a converted barn once used to house pigs was paramount in the brief. The discovery of a medieval arch opening allowed the Stonewood team to create a seamless and sympathetic glazed link from one building to the next to incorporate valuable floor space once overlooked.
This project won a National and Regional Award at the 2021 Federation of Master Builder awards. To read more – click here.