Warbill-in-Tun Pub, Warbleton

Warbill-in-Tun Pub, Warbleton

Private client

In excess of £400,000

7 months

The Brief

  • This project involved the conversion of an historic pub into a domestic property.
  • Parts of the existing building date back to the 1500s, while extensive renovations were completed in the 1970s.
  • Hawes Construction Group were the main contractor on this project, working with subcontractors for the mechanical, electrical, structural steel and retrofitting works.

Our Solution

  • The historic rear section of the pub had no foundations, so we had to be mindful of that while carrying out our work.
  • We retrofitted and cladded the internal walls of the building to make it entirely draft proof and suitable for residential use, and updated the roof.
  • We installed an underfloor heating system with an air source heat pump.
  • Asbestos had been identified and removed prior to the works starting. However, during the project we discovered another section of asbestos, so we worked with specialists to have this removed safely.
  • We added secondary glazing to the windows on the front elevation, to seal in and match the existing windows.
  • We constructed a small extension at the rear of the property, including two elevations of bifold doors.
  • We converted the old kitchen area into a study area, and transformed the ground floor into an open plan living space.
  • Upstairs, we converted an old kitchen area into a bedroom with ensuite bathroom.
  • We installed a large soakaway in the back garden, re-routing the drainage, and completed associated external works.

The Result

  • This project is still in progress, and the client is very happy with our work so far.
  • We were able to adapt quickly to challenging aspects of the project, such as the discovery of asbestos.
  • Our work remains respectful to the period features of the property, so that the building will retain its historic charm.

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