The Forge, Gloucestershire
This property in Gloucestershire, was originally the Village forge and has been converted and improved over many years. However it mostly retains its historic character and reflects the incremental changes over time.
The rear extension was designed to follow a traditional double-pitched gable pattern and replaces a previous lean-to extension. The new ‘Crittal’ style windows are traditional painted steel to match those on the rear elevation and reflect the original utilitarian use of the property as a forge. The extension was built using natural walling stone and quoins to match the existing property and blue slates to match the adjoining roof.
The front extension provides a larger and more useful space for entering the house with wet clothes and muddy boots where the previous front door used to open straight into the dining room.