The Coach House in Rothwell is a private dwelling that sits on the edge of Springhead Park and consists of many original features from Rothwell Manor House, dating back to 1487 and selected for preservation in 1977.
Situated on Park Lane amid a conservation area, the building sat untouched for over forty years, used only occasionally for storage during that time before its new owner planned its transformation into a 3-bedroom detached home. Both the original building restoration and new extension were to incorporate the Manor’s original timbers in the build, leading its owner to Jupiter and our experience dealing in historical buildings helping to secure the project.
Due to the building’s heritage, our team began by conducting a full survey of the original Coach House stonework to assess the safety and quality of its remains. Many parts of the house were deemed unsafe and had to be replaced to create a more solid structure.
Works involved all structural alterations, masonry cleaning and repointing and, once the original timber frame was restored and constructed – managed in full by Jupiter - building a link to connect the existing building and the newly formed one.
Next, both buildings underwent a full internal fit-out consisting of the electrical installation, plumbing and heating works including a new heating system, plastering the walls and ceilings, and fitting aluminium and timber windows and doors. The kitchen, utility and bathroom suites were installed, before the remaining internal joinery fitted and the interior areas decorated. Externally, a new lawn, patio areas and landscaping were completed alongside a new tarmac-surfaced driveway.
Because of the history and the customer's requirements, the project was sensitive and one where our team took extreme care from start to finish. The end product is a beautiful blend between old and new, now a fabulous residence the owner can cherish for the years to come.