Location: Lyme Regis
Contract: First floor extension to a new build.
“This first floor extension to a contemporary new build was required by the owners to provide more space, and a link from the existing house to the garden. This was achieved by building a wintergarden, which provides a wonderful area between the garden and the indoors.
The clever design called for some more unusual construction methods to enable the final look to shine through. All in timber, the curved roof gives the whole building its’ new look.
“Having had our very contemporary house built a little more than a decade ago and moved to Lyme Regis 'full time' three years ago, we felt we had another project up our sleeve. Extensions and additions are tricky at the best of time, but with patience and knowledgeable advice we managed to get our thoughts onto paper and transformed into proper plans which found approval with relevant authorities. Finding a one stop solution in the shape of a local builder seemed an uphill task, however a little investigation persistently brought up Joe at Mew Developments.
Our first meeting with Joe set the tone and the principles for the forthcoming 9 months. He is hugely personable, yet cautious, measured and always quietly optimistic - he stays well clear of false promises. Discussions were thorough and professional, budget planning meticulous.
Work started as per plan and in spite of a few unforeseen setbacks the principal structural building was completed as per forecast. Mew Developments consists of a superb team of highly skilled, hand picked and well nurtured individuals which can only be the envy of other organisations. As we had decided to live on site for the duration of the works, Joe's team were constantly around us and we around them. They were courteous, polite and considerate at all times, notwithstanding their wonderful sense of humour - nothing was too much trouble.
We are still in awe of the apparently seamless coordination between the Mew team and the various contractors and of course we shall never know the amount of calls and e-mails which enabled tasks to be completed in time.
We are more than happy with the realisation of the amazing glass encased staircase, the stunning curved space of the first floor extension and the totally unconventional Wintergarten - it enhances our life day in, day out. Even though the project threw a number of 'first time' challenges at Joe and the team, they were conquered with enthusiasm and pride. The workmanship is exemplary.
In the words of our next door neighbour the project was not merely an extension but much rather a completion of the original house.
Thank you Joe (and Thursday mornings will never be the same as this was our weekly breakfast meeting/ progress & planning discussion!) "
Erika & Chris Savory - Pine Walk
CHARTERED BUILDING COMPANY
Uplyme, Lyme Regis
Dorset DT7 3TW
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