The Cartlodge at Goodgrooms was a completely new build within the grounds of Goodgrooms cottage, which has a grade II listing. Because of this listing, we needed to involve the heritage dept of the council in our consultations so that they could grant us listed building consent.
Initially, the site on which the cartlodge was to be built, already had some outbuildings on it, so before any work could start these buildings had to be demolished and the ground stripped back ready for the building work to start.
In order to complement the Grade II Listed Goodgrooms cottage, we required the cartlodge to have a traditional finish which we achieved by incorporating shiplap cladding on the external walls, oak cladding on the exposed steels, and handmade red bricks which provided a nice contrast with the shiplap into our design. Another feature required to give the traditional look was a vaulted roof, which meant incorporating a steel super-structure into the building to provide the appropriate support.
On this project, from the start, the clients had a strong vision of what they wanted the finished building to look like and what features they wanted to have included. The clients required that the new building have an area that could be used as a workshop, have some room for storage and they wanted a carport to be situated next to the building that was big enough to house all of their family cars.
At all stages of the design and planning process, we worked closely with the clients and with the architect to ensure that the final designs were in line with what the clients wanted, whilst keeping within our budget which had previously been agreed upon. We achieved this by producing BIMx designs and 3D models that clearly visualized what we wanted to build well before the work started so that everyone could see how the finished building would look which meant that once set we did not have to change our plans, other than a few small tweaks here and there.
The original buildings on site, which had to be demolished, did not have any services going to them so part of our quote included installing a new 3 phase electric supply and also we had to re-direct the water main and connect onto an existing drainage run so that the new building was fully serviced.