Historic building refurbishment & conversion
La Hougue Farm comprised a large two storey house and associated outbuildings and barns, and although difficult to match the buildings with historic records, there are elements of this complex on the Duke of Richmond map of 1787.
Our client, appointed DRP to prepare a scheme to sub-divide the property, which had been allowed to slide into decay over a number of years, into separate residential units, whilst respecting the historic fabric of the buildings. These consisted of the 19th century house with its four square plan, farm, the refurbishment of the 19th century cottage which by now had lost its roof, and the conversion of the 18th century barn.
CBL Consulting were appointed to give advice on retaining the original structures whilst creating an environment suitable for 21st century living.
The properties benefit from a high level of thermal insulation to ensure that, whilst the structural elements are respected, the properties meet the eco-friendly standards of modern housing and retain the important historic fabric.