Heath Cottage Conservation Award
Heath Cottage is a prominent thatched house in the centre of Brighstone which J.R. Buckett & Sons purchased in derelict condition in 2007.
After re-roofing, the cottage was sold and the company continued renovation and conservation in partnership with the new owners. Roofs were re-built, walls re-plastered, joists and floors replaced.
The work received a 2012 Conservation Award from the Isle of Wight Society.
Lion Tree House, Yarmouth - RIBA Award 2017
Lion Tree House is a new dwelling attached by a glazed link to an existing Grade Il listed building called Shandon in Yarmouth conservation area.
The site previously consisted of several large structures, including a pool house, annex and garage. These had been demolished. Planning consent had been granted for a substantial five bedroom dwelling on the land in 2007. The new linked house was granted planning permission in 2011 after extensive negotiations by London architects Teatum + Teatum,
The revised design is smaller in footprint, height, scale and massing. The proposal creates a more open garden setting to the listed building, The design provides a sheltered south courtyard behind the boundary wall and allows a pleasant outlook for Shandon.
The north side is glazed to create a strong visual and spatial connection between the house, garden and the sea. A central open staircase links the two floors by a double height space.
Shandon, the attached listed building, has been lovingly repaired and restored by the present owners. The Works were completed in Summer 2016.
Letter to the Telegraph, June 2021
Not an award, but we were proud to see this letter in the Telegraph from an Isle of Wight resident about our recent developments: