Houses are like people. They have idiosyncrasies. The older they are, the more they have. Some of these are desirable like gorgeous period detail. Some are less charming. These are the unseen issues that can afflict aging buildings.
Hardwicke House had more than its fair share of problems. The plumbing & electrics were in a poor condition, the walls crumbling & the insulation non-existent. To make matters worse the wall cavity was too narrow for traditional cavity-wall insulation.
By taking the building back to bare walls we created a blank canvas from which our client has been able to design their new home.
The fine detail of the outside of the building has been preserved whilst the inside of Hardwick House is being completely renovated & thanks to a complete layer of new insulation is now extremely energy efficient.