Extension and Remodel
BREATHING NEW LIFE INTO AN OLD MASTER
Working on houses with history is always a great honour, so we were delighted to extend and remodel the handsome country residence of Bispham Hall. Originally constructed in 1710, this Grade II listed building stands proudly in its own beautiful grounds. Built using locally-quarried sandstone with diminishing coursed stone roof slates and sliding sash windows, we were commissioned to reconstruct and extend a number of ancillary buildings and link them back to the main house. The existing swimming pool was filled in and work began to bring these tired buildings back to life. Stone and slate was salvaged from around the estate and our skilled craftsmen, carpenters and stone masons got to work.
"Wickstead Developments came well recommended for our conversion and new build in a Grade II listed building. The build was delivered within time and budget and the attention to detail and ability to cope with the issues raised by old buildings was exceptional"- Private Client
Inside the property, take a couple of steps up from the stylish sunken living space and you'll come to the brand new state-of-the-art kitchen which sits on porcelain tiles over cosy underfloor heating. Also on this level is a dining and seating area with French doors opening out onto the lawn with stunning views of the gardens and countryside beyond. Further accommodation was constructed above this part of the building and is accessed via a bespoke steel and timber staircase that takes you to the guest master suite with quaint sloping ceilings and a Juliet balcony. Bispham Hall is such a beautiful house and even gets a mention in reference book, Historic Houses of Douglas Valley. We believe the expert work our team has produced for its owners only adds to its beauty and its noteworthy appeal.