Lingholm Boathouse, Derwentwater

We had perfect weather for this months site visit to the new boathouse construction site at the Lingholm Estate. 

Upon arrival the concrete reinforcement was all complete atop the piling mat and pile heads, and was waiting for the concrete slab pour in the early afternoon once the sun had moved behind the trees and cast some shade over the site. Despite having a tricky access arrangement the pour went smoothly with the assistance of a 20m truck mounted concrete pump. Six mixers later and the pour was complete and levelled off.

We cant wait to see the building move forward from this point with the base walls being completed in the coming weeks. The steel frame is currently in production and is due to arrive on site in just under a month, and we are currently working with the window and classing suppliers to follow suit. The next few weeks and months will be very exciting for this project.

New Dwelling Harrogate - COMPLETED

The new build 5 bedroom detached house which started on site in August 2017 is now complete and looks great! Externally the new dry stone boundary wall and landscaping create the perfect setting for this house which blends into the local vernacular with the use of stone and its modern elements really enhance it.

Features such as the stone detailing, large windows and balcony to the master bedroom are modern elements based on traditional methods which only a new build house can provide for a client. Internally the ground floor has stone flags throughout suitable for the underfloor heating. Simple bulkhead details in the ceiling help define spaces and add interesting features to the larger rooms. The kitchen dining area features a higher ceiling and larger windows, great for entertaining.

The ground and first floor are linked by a feature staircase with timber treads and glass balustrade. The timber used on the treads is used throughout as a floor covering with complimentary traditional style doors. The bathroom and en-suites are finished with modern low level shower trays and glass screens. A great project to be involved with and one which the client was extremely happy with the end product.

Replacement Dwelling Harrogate - Completed

Started in September 2016 this 3 bedroom replacement dwelling was completed in December 2017. The combination of traditional stone for the buildings plinth combined with the zinc cladding wrapping over the top and large modern windows creates a fantastic looking dwelling in a great location.

Large open plan rooms combined with double height spaces and feature windows create a great internal environment for the client whether they are entertaining guests or just want to put their feet up and enjoy the views. A feature staircase in the main entrance creates a great focal point. The kitchen, bathroom and en-suites have been designed with a modern look and feature walls and light fittings add interesting features throughout. Another great project to be involved with and one which the client was very happy with the end product.

Replacement Dwelling Harrogate

Stuart was on site yesterday to visit the works at our replacement dwelling project on the outskirts of harrogate. The windows are now in and the exterior of the project is looking a lot more complete, with external lighting, downpipes and window flashings complete. Inside the boarding out for the plaster is well under way and the internal spaces are becoming a lot more visible. We cant wait for the next step and finishing items to start going in.

Proposed New Boathouse on Derwentwater, The Lingholm Estate, Keswick

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.

New Build Country House, Lancashire

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.

Sunny Monday

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 CAFE

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.

 

Boston Spa Garden Room Extension

Work is nearing completion on the extension of a Georgian terrace house in Boston Spa. The new extension provides space for a kitchen and dining area and is designed to cantilever out from the rear of the building. The windows arrived on site yesterday morning an are almost in, running alongside the window fitting is the fitting of the ceramic tile finish to the exterior of the building. We cant wait to see the finished product in the new year!

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Lingholm Cafe

The foundations for the cafe building are now completed ahead of the steel portal frame arriving on site last week. This went up with some speed and now the form of the building is clearly visable along with the opening for the long ridge rooflight. The building will overlook the traditional walled garden that is being reinstated with the help of a specialist and the head gardener. We can’t wait to see further progress next month!

Mingary Castle, Scotland

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Work is proceeding at pace as we near the end of the projects works to the Castle. The inner buildings of the courtyard are in the process of being harled and the interior works are coming along, above is a picture of the master en-suite with feature copper bath. Francis is due on site next week and will hopefully return with more photographs of the internal woodwork.

New Kids On The Block

    

 

 

A belated welcome to Mark Bourne who joined us four months ago! Mark has taken on the role of Senior Technician and has so far proved to be a great asset to the company. He is currently involved in several schemes across the practice, including the new cafe at Lingholm and a second country house in Lancashire. Mark can be seen here with his prize zebra, which he insisted be desplayed pride of place above the door to the office.

New Build Country House Lancashire

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Joe visited site yesterday to see how construction is coming along on the new stone built country house. The walls are nearly up to first floor level, most the ground floor window surrounds are in and the rooflight to the pool is on. Work should hopefully pick up pace as the milestone of completing the basement waterproofing is now complete as the last of the plinth stones was put in place at the end of July. We can’t wait to see the view from the first floor.

Lingholm Estate

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We made a visit to the Lingholm Estate on Thursday of last week for a design review meeting about the boathouse, site meeting about the cafe construction that is due to start in the next few weeks and a general catch up on the progress of the estate.

The main house is now mostly complete with the works to the roof finished (and mighty impressive) along with the repaired and re-glazed stone room window and the completion of the estate office.

We were fortunate enough to have a sunny day for the visit too which made it all the more better.

Lingholm Estate Cafe

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Shaw and Jagger are excited to announce that planning permission has been granted on an application to reinstate gardens and to re-open a public café as part of the ongoing refurbishment works at the Lingholm Estate, Portinscale, Keswick.
The cafe has been designed to reference the gardens original potting shed, which is named in the grade II listing for the site and shall be preserved within the scheme. The use of Lakeland slate and stone on the building will assure the new addition sits comfortably alongside Lingholm Main House; its outlook will be solely into the enclosed garden, away for the main house to maintain privacy for those staying in holiday accommodation on the estate.
The cafe will be a standalone structure, completely separate from the house and existing garden potting shed. This allows the cafe building and the public enclosed garden associated with it to be open 7 days a week throughout the year, as its own entity within the refurbished estate.

A key aspect of the design is to provide a destination on the western shore of Derwentwater between Keswick and Catbells/Dales Way and other tourist attractions. The café and garden that it sits within will be an accessible public space offering modern facilities, whilst referencing the history of the site and the wider estate. The garden will be an informal public space, welcoming all visitors whether they are using the cafe facilities, playground, staying on the estate or walking through the site to or from the new jetty for Derwentwater steam launch, or adjacent Catbells.

Further information about the estate can be found on their website: www.thelingholmestate.co.uk which features all the renovations that Shaw and Jagger are assisting with on the existing Grade II listed estate such as the recently completed Lake View apartment.