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Loxley Cottage

Loxley cottage was a very tired rental property we completely redesigned for modern comfortable living.

Originally downstairs were three rooms with a step between each room. We removed the walls  and levelled the floors throughout to create a beautiful open plan kitchen/ living space with non slip wood flooring and stylish copper fixtures

The reinstallation of a log burner transformed this into a contemporary, country cottage

Ashley Court

Ashely Court was a detached 1970s  home that hadn’t been refurbished for 30 years and had been on the market for over a year.

We created an open plan living space, invested in a good quality kitchen and a new efficient central heating system. The access to the garden was improved and a low maintenance decking area was laid.

The renovation was designed to appeal to both families or mature potential buyers looking for a new home for their next chapter. This strategy worked as the property then quickly sold for the increased asking price.


Pantile cottage was a mid-terraced cottage that had been a holiday let.

We re-configured the downstairs rooms,creating a compact kitchen, bright living/dining space and a porch as the client wanted a dog but didn’t want muddy feet coming straight into the home. 

We installed a handmade wooden staircase as the original stairs were very steep with narrow treads and no banisters. 

The cottage was now a beautiful, safe home for our widowed client and new doggy companion.

Egmanton Road

Egmanton Road near Sherwood Forest was a very interesting 60’s style property on a corner plot that had been run down.

This was a major refurb on the structure, the drainage, the roofing, and the garage. We adapted the existing kitchen and reconfigured it to include the downstairs cloaks and utility room.

A fabulous family size garden and a new driveway helped create curb appeal. It’s now a beautiful, spacious, modernised family home.

Forest Road

Forest Road was a mid-terrace in a terrible state when we purchased and basically we rebuilt the house from the inside out. We found many unforeseen problems took the decision it was best to get back to barebones and start again.

We refurbished to a very high standard and created a user-friendly cosy family home. The key feature with Forest Road was the new bathroom, we sacrificed a bedroom to put in a good-sized, modern family bathroom