Calling the Georgian city of Bath home, we have become well-versed in the outcomes of 18th-century building techniques and their associated challenges over the years.
Our specialism and expertise in architectural joinery give us a unique vantage point in this regard, and we take great pride in any opportunity we get to help restore and rejuvenate the homes and buildings within this beautiful city (a UNESCO World Heritage Centre, no less), and the surrounding areas.
In light of this, we’ve brought together a selection of some of our most recent joinery projects, showcasing why we consider ourselves experts in the field…
New projects on the horizon include the restoration of architectural joinery in this classic Bathonian townhouse which forms part of North Parade Buildings.
We will tackle the sash windows and doors, restoring and replacing where necessary, to breathe life back into this listed Georgian building whilst keeping true to the original architectural vision.
Blending modern innovation with authentic design and detail, we will ensure this handsome home is restored to its former glory aesthetically whilst also being equipped to cope with modern-day living.
18th-century elegance restored
Sympathetic and exceptionally skilled restoration skills were needed to bring this handsome, eighteen-century property back to life. The finest finishes, glazing and ironmongery were commissioned to ensure the new joinery was as robust as it was elegant.
The glazed door design was based on the existing door, modified in height to complement the adjacent window lines, and finished with a brass kickplate, threshold and locks. Arched sash windows on the ground floor were replaced with new windows fitted with slim-profile double glazed units which provide all the benefits of modern double glazing whilst keeping the windows looking authentic. Upstairs, bedroom sash windows were diligently restored to their former glory, fitted with draught-proofing and finished with new shutters, panelling and architrave.
Grand designs in a small village
Designed by Designscape Architects to respond sensitively to its village setting whilst embracing a contemporary design aesthetic, this substantial, six-bedroom property replaced a series of existing buildings in a village Conservation area.
We handcrafted oak joinery to form an integral element of the structure, framing glazing panels within steep gables as well as generous windows and doors to flood the space with natural light and an enclosed, 25-metre garden cloister with glazed doors. This distinctive space links the house to the garage and brings privacy to the garden but also provides one of the client’s key requirements – an indoor archery practice range. A vast number of components on a grand scale (including oak framed doors scaling 3m high) were handcrafted in our workshop before being installed on-site by our skilled team.
Restoration on an ambitious scale…
We began our working relationship with this very special Grade II listed manor house four years ago when we were approached by the owners to be part of this ambitious restoration project.
Unloved for decades and having survived extensive flooding in the 1960s, this building was a substantial undertaking few would have tackled and consequently the clients who chose to take it on had exacting standards few joineries could meet. We were approached to be involved and took on the challenge.
We worked closely with the client to propose joinery options and highlight the implications of going down various design routes, ensuring that decisions made were informed choices which shouldn’t require compromise further down the line.
With the aim of sympathetically reinstating the property to its original styling, we have helped to restore and replace some of the original Georgian windows, carefully copying and recreating the mouldings and original workings. Taking their cue from the property’s Georgian heritage, doors with panel detailing were also custom-made, installed and finished.
Babington House renovation
As part of the Soho House group, Babington House is a country house, hotel and members’ club in the heart of Somerset. A countryside retreat for eating, drinking and relaxing, this Grade II* listed manor house is set in 18 acres of countryside in the heart of Somerset, 30 minutes from Bath.
With a wealth of experience, we handcrafted timber sash windows in the traditional way, with full mortise and tenon joints, to ensure our joinery looks exactly how the original architect of the property intended. Over the years, we have developed extensive experience in working with listed buildings and the associated rules, regulations, and restrictions so were well placed to tackle this extensive renovation.