Walnut Tree Hill
Walnut Tree Hill is a new build project that Rathbourne are currently working on for a client residing in the UAE.
The site is based in the picturesque village of Priston on the outskirts of Bath. The completed build will be an impressive, 3 storey, 6000 sq-ft property with an array of mod cons including: air source background ventilation, cinematic room, state of the art gym equip with a Jacuzzi and sauna.
Rathbourne has worked very closely with the client right from the word go. From the initial concept which was heavily aimed at the proposed use of the property through to the practical implications and planning restrictions from the local planners. Even though the client is based in a different country with different time zones, Rathbourne has ensured that the client has the final sign off and discussions are maintained throughout the project. The interior designer has already been appointed and will be working through the interior plans and finishes with the client to ensure a smooth transition from build phase to final handover.
In this early phase. Rathbourne are working closely with both the appointed structural engineer (Hydrock) and the architect (Nash Partnership). The project is currently going through the formation of the steel and reinforced concrete walls. This phase (basement to ground) is due for completion at the end of January. The ground to first level will then follow, with the look to complete that phase in March 16.
73 Prior Park
Rathbourne was appointed on this complete renovation project by a private client in Bath.
The exterior cladding, brass island, bespoke kitchen and concrete screed flooring are just a few of the impressive features of this once very ’70’s’ looking house.
79 Prior Park
Walsingham Road, Bristol
Rathbourne was appointed as the Project Manager for the conversion and the complete renovation of a 19th century, 4000sqft, four storey, semi detached house in the sought after area of St Andrews, Bristol. The house external aspects were in a very poor condition.
Once the roof had been replaced and new slates fixed along with a large part of the perished pointing raked out re-pointed, the external property looked as impressive as it always should have.
The rear of the property suffered from some historical structural problems, the floors had dropped and large internal cracks were evident in a number of the rooms. This area of work needed careful consideration and required the support from a local structual engineer to guide and stabilise the period property
The internal space needed a complete re-plan which included adding in two new en suites, one spacious bathroom, the conversion of the damp basement into a large open-plan kitchen/diner, a complete electrical rewire, CAT 6, new advanced heating system and restoration of all existing floors. It was then over to the design team to add the finishing touches to what was a beautiful period renovation, and one that Rathbourne will always to be very proud of.
225 Bloomfield Road
Rathbourne had to consider how they were all going to function and collaborate with the strong structural design and deliver the client the very strong exterior look that was required.
The cut exercise required a huge amount of Shoring to hold the external bank in place whilst the ground works were prepared for the structural Polar wall system to be constructed and concrete poured. Once this element was completed the concrete BB floor was installed and the SIPS system was delivered and erected in a 10 day turn-around, Once felt and battened, screeds were laid, windows and doors installed the first electrical fixes could commence. It was then over to the interior designer team for the internal finishing program. A challenging project but one that Rathbourne will always be very proud to be associated with. A modern, sophisticated build, in a beautifully historical city!
Rathbourne was appointed as the Project Manager for the construction of a 2400sqft, SIP paneled timber framed, three storey, modern property. The construction of this fantastic property was challenging from the off-set. A massive cut exercise was required, into a very steep hill, with restricted machinery access. The client had very strong ideas of the building materials he wanted to use and so liaising with suppliers, architects, engineers and the interior designer was imperative. The specialised materials needed careful forethought.