Housing Projects

Old Flax Shop, Dorset


Client: Design Storey


  • ‘Best Conversion’ at the 2021 Daily Telegraph Homebuilding and Renovating Awards

Project Description:

We were introduced to the client by Design Storey Architects, who we have previously worked with, due to our extensive experience providing Building Control services for listed buildings. Working closely with the client during the early stages of the construction we were able to ensure that the buildings history and key features were retained, creating a stylish yet compliant renovation of the property.

The most challenging aspect of the project was achieving a satisfactory means of escape from the first floor, and the fire protection to the exposed floor joists using the latest innovations in passive fire protection. As well as the fire strategy the challenge of meeting energy conservation requirements on this listed building needed a creative yet practical approach. The finished product is a stunning transformation which retains the charm and character of the Old Flax Shop.