Case Studies

  • Floor It

    Case Study: Laying floor screed

    A new build project that found itself cast adrift, required our help to put it back on course. Starting with a floor screed.

    This is how we went about screeding a 150m2 floor
  • Pointing the Way

    Case Study: Re-pointing a Traditional Stone Wall

    In this case study we had to rake and break out the old lime mortar (Chaux) and more recent cement mortar repairs in preparation for new lime render pointing that breathes new life into this home's gable end.

    See how we transformed the look of this external stone wall
  • When papering over the cracks just isn't enough

    Case Study: Repairing Structural Cracking

    Owning a property that is suffering from severe cracking and structural weaknesses can be bad news for the wallet, and the mind. For our client, we assessed the options available and proposed several solutions allowing the owners to make a cost/benefit judgement. Learn how we fixed the problems, didn't compromise aesthetics, and provided peace of mind.

    Find out how we fixed structural cracks and weaknesses
  • From Covered Terrace to Sun Room

    Case Study: Terrace to Sun Lounge

    Follow along as we describe the transformation of a long-in-the-tooth covered terrace into a spanking new sun lounge now offering stunning views of the Pyrennees all year round.

    Please note, this project is a 'work-in-progess', as the client is still awaiting new doors.

    Read about the terrace transformation
  • Time to Make an Entrance

    Case Study: Setting New Gates and Drainage

    Living on a hill in the South of France has some great plus points - the superb views being one. But there's also a downside. When it rains around here heavy rain and mud can make a real mess of your driveway. Time then for some extra drainage, and while we are at it, why not a new set of gates? Built to take serious wear and tear.

    Take a look at these new gates and threshold
  • When I'm Moving Windows

    Case Study: Repositioning a Bedroom Window

    Don't like the view? Move the window! This example illustrates how we re-designed a room, re-using the existing frame, casements and shutters

    Take a look through the square window
  • Luxury With a Loofer

    Case Study: Installing a Bathroom

    The client's requirements for this project were simple — to improve their bathrooms. One that services the part of the apartment that is rented out as a gite, and the second a completely new installation, to create a dream private bathroom for the owners.

    Check out the transformation
  • Dining and Entertaining Has Just Got Bigger

    Case Study: Enlarging a Kitchen

    This solution demonstrates how we integrated a kitchen space with an adjacent and unused spare bedroom to create a great, large environment for cooking and entertaining.

    See the Space
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