Polscoe, Lostwithiel (Phase 1)

The original brief was to remodel the existing cottage to accommodate an additional floor running the depth of the property, as well as remodelling the middle floor to accommodate new staircases, a landing and a bathroom that made best use of the space.
The cottage was built circa 1850 and had been modernised over time using cement plaster, with little ventilation, which resulted in serious deterioration of the original structure. In addition to the extension, the client wanted to take the property back to its original style and used heritage methods such as lime plastering, lime repointing and clay paint to give breathability and an authentic finish. As a result of the deterioration, only three original walls remain, however, the final result is one of a period home.  Additional space was created in the kitchen by removing the original fireplace and clay oven and a made to measure kitchen ensured that storage and workspace was optimised.
The roof extension accommodates a large dual aspect bedroom with eaves storage and floor to ceiling gable windows, giving a view of the back garden and additional head height and floor space.
As a result of a full remodel, the client has been able to work to a high spec and choose quality, long-lasting materials.
A further, single storey extension is currently in development.
Electrician – Andrew Maclennan/Dave Maclennan
Plumber – Simon May
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