Hard to believe it, but this house started as a concrete tiled single story bungalow. We extended it with a second storey to create a 5 bedroom home topped off with a thatched roof, bringing to life the owners’ dream of a thatched cottage with the convenience of a modern home.


All this was achieved without disturbance to the ground floor which remained occupied by the owners throughout.

In and around the New Forest the emphasis tends to be on extending and enhancing existing properties, often in Conservation Areas, rather than carrying out new builds. We have a track record of delivering the best solutions in difficult situations and we always relish the more challenging projects where we can use our skills to the maximum.

The challenge may be how to fit your requirements into the space available, or it may the challenge of making the project acceptable to the Local Authority planners. These days the challenge is often to get the most out of the latest renewable energy technologies, and we have plenty of experience of building renewable technologies into our designs whilst still maintaining a sympathetic traditional appearance.

Whatever the needs of your project, we have the skills and experience to make the most of it.

Kitchen and family room. Lyndhurst

A side extension built in an unwanted area of garden transforms the house with a large kitchen and family room


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House alterations and extension, Ringwood

Interior of living area

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Looking towards the bifold patio doors

Working on a Listed Building:
Tudor Lodge, Wellow

We were asked by the owner of a Grade 2 listed building at Wellow near Romsey to build an extension to the property, replacing a previous incongruous timber extension. The Planners required all joinery, brickwork and roof details to match the existing dwelling’s construction.

We prepared a design which gained planning approval and carried out the building work to create an extension which looks good and provides a high standard of accommodation. Modern features such as high levels of insulation and sympathetically styled double glazed windows blend harmoniously with traditionally styled construction details such as decorative brickwork.