Stratfords Lodge

Case Study

Case Study


This project was quite challenging and complex as it involved the complete renovation and upgrade of a formerly derelict sixteenth century brick built lodge in a well established and historic conservation area.

Project Challenges

Here are some of the features of the original property…

Formerly derelict 16th century brick-built lodge

Well-established and historic conservation area

Ineffective use of space both inside and out

Outdated and inefficient heating system

Antiquated kitchen and bathroom appliances

Project Solutions

What our team managed to achieve with the property…


Complete renovation and reconfiguration


Brand new bespoke kitchen and bathroom


Extensive damp-proofing treatment


Complete garden landscaping


Added considerable value and improved living space

Before Photos


An additional bedroom, study area and bathroom were added at ground floor level by reconfiguring the former entrance and hallway, effectively converting this three bedroom two bathroom house into one with four bedrooms and three bathrooms thereby adding considerable value as well as improved living space.

Improvements included a new bespoke John Lewis of Hungerford kitchen, Fired Earth bathrooms, complete replacement of the electrical, lighting and central heating systems including the installation of underfloor heating throughout the ground floor beneath wooden flooring. The floor levels to the majority of the ground floor were lowered in order to achieve this and to create better head clearance below the beamed ceilings.

The building received extensive damp-proofing treatment, roof and brickwork repairs and a secondary entrance was installed to the south facing side of the house leading to a newly created sunken walled patio area with wooden decking. The garden was completely re-landscaped with a new driveway, retainer walls and an extensive lawn to the front bordered with new hedging, plants and trees as well as automated entrance gates and an exterior flood lighting system.

Project Summary


This project took a year to achieve but the property was successfully transformed into a luxury, stylish and bespoke character home which retained all the original and character features whilst at the same time considerably enhancing its comfort and value.

Our residential transformation services include residential architectural and design drawings, ‘Before’ and ‘After’ exterior design visuals, planning application preparation and management, building regulation drawings and structural calculations, ‘Scope of Works’ document, tender selection meetings and negotiations, sourcing fit out, project management of construction phase, and interior design.

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