The First Year

It has been a very exciting first year which has seen the completion of the Somerset Rural Museum Abbey Barn floor, completion of a new music studio within the curtilage of a Grade II* listed property and the receipt of planning consents for a number of contemporary extensions and alteration projects. Within the next year construction work will start on a number of these projects and so watch this space for photograph's as works proceed.

We are also developing some new build projects and these should be moving towards the planning stage in the near future.

We are constantly updating our pinterest page & twitter feeds along with our facebook page so please feel free to follow us for updates and design ideas.

We also hope to give you more information on our interest in SPAB and the 20th Century Society in the next year.


Somerset Rural Life Museum has now reopened

After 2 years of extensive renovation works to the Visitor Centre and Abbey Barn the SRLM reopened on the 3rd of June. We were pleased to have been involved with the works to the Abbey Barn floor, which included a full measured survey of the floor following archaeological recording, incorporation of new electrical services and new floor surfaces to the Scheduled Monument.

The barn was built in the 1340’s to store produce from the Glastonbury Abbey estates and continued in use as a farm building until 1972, even after the Abbey’s dissolution in 1539.

See attached link for more information

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New Year Ahead

The start of the year looks like it’s going to be a busy one! Planning Applications within South Somerset, Purbeck and West Dorset have already been approved and works to the Abbey Barn in Glastonbury are to commence on site shortly. 

We also have some interesting projects we are currently developing with the re-design of a chalet bungalow in North Somerset to a contemporary 2 storeys, 5-bedroom property.

Muchelney Nr Langport, Somerset - January 2013

Muchelney Nr Langport, Somerset - January 2013

2nd Month Update

The blog is a bit late this month, as things have been a bit busy during November. We can finally confirm that winter is here as the cold conditions on site whilst surveying the Abbey Barn at the Somerset Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury proved!

Work has been very varied this month, from initial brief development, sketch scheme preparation and planning & building regulation submissions for projects located within Purbeck, Dorset and up to Bristol.

We have also undertaken an office visit to the Avalon Marshes to see the works being undertaken by SW Heritage Trust in the reconstruction of a Saxon Hall.


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