Congratulations to the homeowners of The Old Flax Shop, Luke and Laura Thomas, on their shortlisting for the Daily Telegraph Homebuilding and Renovating Award.

Luke and Laura have successful completed a conversion of a former grade II listed agricultural building into a luxury holiday let in Dorset. Working with architects, Design Storey and the homeowners, we provided professional Building Control services to ensure that the design and build complied with the functional requirements of Building Regulations.

“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 Luke and Laura during the early stages of the construction we were able to ensure that the buildings history and key features 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”

Operations Director, Andy Clark

If you have a chance, please vote for the Old Flax Shop in the “Reader’s Choice” award.

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