Restoration & extension of Grade II Listed cottage, Hampshire

Restoration & extension of Grade II Listed cottage, Hampshire

The Cottage is a timber framed hall house dating back to the late-sixteenth century. When ADAM Architecture were appointed to refurbish the Grade II Listed building, it was in a severely dilapidated condition; Georgian and Victorian extensions had caused the timber frame to distort and the leaking thatch had resulted in timber decay and internal damage. The walls had also been lined with asbestos sheet during the 1960s. To ensure the preservation of this historic building, the extensions were demolished, removing the adverse load from the timber frame. This also allowed for the reinstatement of the medieval east gable, which had been subsumed by the later additions. The surviving house was then carefully restored using traditional materials and techniques and a rear extension was added in a more sympathetic position. The new wing reflects the local tradition of painted brick walls and clay tile roofing, and is constructed with salvaged materials. A hardwood timber conservatory was also added alongside the secluded south garden, and an oak-framed outbuilding was constructed nearby.

Designed by Robert Adam