the lodge

Set in the Quantock Hills, this building was a shooting lodge dating back to the 18th C. By the 21st C it required complete modernisation, extension and areas of new build in order to be used as modern private residence.

To achieve this, the works included the restoration and modernisation of the main house, provision of additional reception rooms and a bedroom suite in a sympathetic extension and the conversion of courtyard buildings for ancillary accommodation. Additional new build elements included the provision of an indoor swimming pool, external tennis courts and significant areas of re-landscaping.

An important additional consideration was the implementation of sustainable technologies within the property, which included the installation of a ground source heat pump, in order to improve the running costs of the property as a whole. Incorporating sustainable technologies necessitated careful consideration of the different types of construction used in the refurbishment, conversion and new build elements to ensure that the building maximised its sustainable potential, either by the material used, levels of insulation achieved or the technology used to heat the spaces. The works also sensitively integrated specialist technologies and services within both the existing historic fabric and newly constructed elements.