Situated in the heart of the Ingatestone Conservation area, this late 17th Century, Grade II listed timber framed cottage was in need of repair and modernisation with a small kitchen that didn’t represent modern living standards.

Following meetings with the Local Council Conservation officer and a very detailed Listed Building application, Mansfield Monk Ltd designed a new rear extension allowing for the reconfiguration of the ground floor internal space. This resulted in a bright and open kitchen/ dining area with views and access to the tranquil rear garden.

The property has been sympathetically renovated inside and out with a modern yet traditional feel.

The once basic 1980’s side extension was stripped back and transformed with a new exposed timber truss roof and vaulted ceilings. At the rear, full height oak framed glazing was installed with matching doors onto the rear garden.

The property was insulated and replastered internally to expose the existing historic timbers, a new fitted kitchen was installed alongside the new bathroom and ground floor WC.

The building also had to undergo some structural repairs as the rear section of the main roof had obvious issues with lateral roof spread. A specialist timber frame consulting engineer was brought on board who suggested we provided oak timber ties to stabilise the roof.

The external roughcast render was painted in a Lime White Heritage colour with contrasting French grey painted windows and doors. A new porch canopy was provided, and the existing rendered blockwork extension was clad in a painted timber panelling.

The property sits pride of place in and among the other cottages and is now an asset to the village with its prominent location on the High Street.

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