Parsonage Down is a traditional down-land working farm, owned and managed by Natural England. The surrounding reserve is notable for its array of summer wildflowers with over 150 species being recorded. Cherry Lodge farmhouse had been vacant for some years and was in need of renovation and no small measure of T.L.C. to make it fit for rental purpose.
Operating within the constraints and restrictions of working on a listed building, the scope included a refurbished kitchen & bathroom, upgraded roof insulation, liquid DPM to the floor slab, partial re-plastering, decoration, plumbing, heating and electrical works.
The very rural location, close proximity to the adjacent working farm, use of Lime mortars, chalk-based breathable paints and even getting the ‘all clear’ with no bats present in the loft space, made this a challenging assignment.
The completed works re-vitalised the building considerably but without eroding the overall character or detracting from the house’s sense of history.
Loft Insulation Upgrade to 2017 Regulations • Kitchen & Bathroom Fit-out • Plastering • Carpentry • Decoration • Plumbing • Heating & Electrical Works • Tiling • Liquid DPM to Floor Slab • Certifications & Sign-offs