This is the first Blog update for our latest new build house to commence on site. Planning was granted in April and ever since it has been full steam ahead to start building this summer. Site clearance and foundations have progressed well despite the British summer weather trying it’s best to put a dampener on progress with all this rain!
It has been a while since any updated on our ongoing projects, however there are a few planning updates to come and several projects are continuing to move forward on site. First of the updates is to our replacement dwelling on the outskirts of Harrogate. The VM zinc cladding by subcontractor Varla cladding is nearing completion and has completely changed the look of the project, we are very happy with the finish and it complements the excellent stonework in the sunlight. The main contactor Ashley Thompson Ltd are currently awaiting delivery of the glazing which will again change the look of the project and allow the second fix internals to commence.
The stone plinth is now complete and looks great. The timber frame at first floor level is also complete and ready to be clad in a standing seam Pigmento Brown Zinc by VMZinc. When walking round the dwelling we now get a feeling of the impressive double height and vaulted spaces with equally impressive views out over the surrounding countryside. M&E first fix is progressing well. Next job is the window installation.
The Back door has arrived on site for one of our Lancashire Country House Projects, the weathered oak, studded door is an impressive addition to the rear entrance. The front door of the same design is due to arrive in the coming week along with the final touches to this door.
Back in December Steve made a trip down to London to the 2016 Natural Stone Awards. We was very honoured for Mingary Castle to receive the Sustainability award for the use of locally sourced Caithness Natural stone alongside the reuse of the historic walling stone. The award was presented to the project team by Michael Portillo as seen in the picture attached.
Progress is going well on site with the build of the main house now up to second floor ready for the roof structure to go in. The out buildings are nearing completion with the only external feature remaining being frameless glass projecting window. The pool hall the roof is now ready for felting and tiling with the joists in place. We think the alignment of the tie rod trusses is spot on! This project is looking like it will be truly spectacular.
Works are nearing completion to our Country House scheme in Lancashire. The pool tiling is finished with the tiling to the bathrooms and hallways well under way. The internal joinery and cornices are almost fully installed and the beautiful stone staircase is in the process of being fitted. Outside the external works are continuing with garden walls, gateposts and driveway all commencing at the same time.
Work is well underway on this replacement dwelling scheme on the outskirts of Harrogate. The steelwork is now complete and the first floor is in place meaning the timber frame which forms the first floor walls and roof is well under way. This starts to give an impression of the final form of the building, which we are very happy with. The fully glazed gables will look rather special once complete.
Ed and Steve visited Cumbria on Monday to see a couple of potential projects. For once the weather was clear and dry, however they were still confused with how to get back to Carlisle and the M6.
Shaw and Jagger are proud to announce that planning permission has been granted for the construction of a new boathouse on the shores of Derwentwater within the historic Lingholm Estate. The scheme has been developed over a number of years with careful consideration towards the National Park and with extensive consultation with the local planning authority. The scheme represents a modern reinterpretation of the existing dilapidated boathouse to provide a space for our Client to house his boat at the lower level, whilst the first floor will benefit from large expanses of glazing to maximise the views over the lake for the enjoyment of the public who will be able to rent the space as a holiday let. The boathouse has been described by the local authority as potentially the final boathouse to be approved on the lake and as such Shaw and Jagger are very proud to have been able to be involved in the design of the scheme which we hope will be received well by the public as a contemporary architectural feature on the lakeshore.
Work is progressing well on the construction of this new country house. The roof tiling is nearing completion with the first of the lead roll sections to the ridge going in place today. The interior first fix plumbing and electrical is practically complete, with the internal joinery coming together in the workshop. A large number of rooms have now been plastered and nearly all the ceilings are completed, the pool ceiling is even painted. The scaffolding in the pool has been dropped ready for the pool to be cleaned out in preparation for the laying of the coping stones and floor tiles to commence next week. External to the building the lead rainwater pipes and hoppers are being fitted and look fantastic. The first of the eagerly awaited windows to the main house (pool already completed and looking fabulous) are to go in next week two, which means we will see the scaffold start to drop and the house emerge.
Lingholm Kitchen as it is now known is set to officially open this weekend; 2nd-3rd July. The building draws its inspiration from the local vernacular and intends to appear as a subservient outbuilding for Lingholm Grade II listed house. The building faces north overlooking the completely new walled garden constructed from reclaimed brick.
The building's simple outbuilding inspired form form is divided by a roof light along the ridge which allows sunlight to penetrate the north facing building. The glazing also wraps down the east and west gable elevations. It intends to communicate a modern lakeland building. Inside the structure is on display and has been enhanced with oak laid into the web, the large areas of north facing glazing by IQ Glass open seamlessly onto the external terrace, the last bay which sits above ground level due to the undulating site allows for a bar, which also acts as a balustrade, to create a vantage point over the garden and grounds. The interior arrangement allows all cafe seating to be situated to take advantage of the views, with a shop area between the functional volumes within the building.
Lingholm Kitchen will on the 20th July be accessible from the Derwentwater Launch as a jetty has been added to the estate, the first on the lake in 50 years, providing sustainable transportation to the estate for events and for the public.
Following on from the brilliant weather this weekend we thought it best to take some photos of us all in sunglasses (we are missing Mark S and Steve T due to illness and therefore have used silhouette’s as stand ins). No real reason, but happy Monday.
Lingholm Kitchen, as it will be known, is nearing completion with the minimal internal finishes in the process of being fitted.
The oak detail set within the web of the steel structure has added a very different warmer finish to the interior. The floor finishes have been laid internally and for a large area of the external terrace which will be accessed through the minimal IQ glass sliding doors. The folded aluminium gutter and verge detail is in the process of being fitted and will add to the sleek appearance of the building.
The walled garden that the cafe overlooks is completed and ready for pathways and planting which can start to establish before the opening on the 1st July 2016.
Works are progressing well on site and the building has come a long way since the last update. All the floors are in ready for under floor heating and screed. The roof structure is complete and lead works, breather membrane and battens are going on in preparation for the slates. The coping stones are nearly all on and the finials arrived onsite during the visit, which look great. The first of the bronze windows are in and look fantastic against the cut stone window surrounds. Internally a lot of the first fix items are complete and the MVHR system pipes are going in (red pipes) which snake throughout the building providing fresh air.
The cafe at Lingholm continues to progress on site and looks more like our vision each time we visit. The rooflight is now installed and the internal walls are up to full height. We are excited for next week when the large sliding glazing to the north facade - supplied by IQ glass, will be fitted, this will mean the building is close to weathertight and the internal plasterwork can commence. The new walled garden that the cafe overlooks is also nearing completion with the external walls to full height and stonework coping is being put in place, along with a carved name and date plaque to face the cafe.
We look forward to the coming months and the cafe's opening at the start of this summer, lets hope the weather was as nice as the most recent visit.
Shaw & Jagger are delighted to announce planning permission has been granted for a contemporary replacement dwelling on the outskirts of Harrogate, North Yorkshire. The scheme replaces an existing three bedroom house and associated outbuildings with a stone and Cor-Ten house. The building sits on the exiting footprint at the edge of a hillside and provides accommodation and garages for the client. The design uses Cor-Ten to create a striking upper section to the design that the client was very keen on as the material will constantly change throughout the lifetime of the building. The Clients are keen to get started and the existing building is currently being detailed for construction. Watch this space for updates as the build commences.
Planning permission has recently been granted for a replacement dwelling in Achnaha, Scottish Highlands.
The contemporary extension in Boston Spa has recently had the interior fit out and external cladding completed with only the landscaping works to be completed.
Planning consent has recently been granted on a barn conversion project in the National Park. The scheme allows the conversion of two existing barns into a three bedroom, open plan home with central feature stair with new glazed opening and a studio space with mezzanine home office. Work is expected to start on site later this year.