Monthly Archives: March 2017

Marine Parade Celevdon

A truly stunning build of 9 townhouses overlooking Clevedon’s Grade 1 listed Pier and The Bristol Channel. Designed to make the most of the incredible views, all rooms face out to sea with windows and light paramount to the design. 

Having won the contract with Ikon Construction through a competitive tender, worked started on these builds in December 2016 and is still on going.

Working so close to the sea and with the Bristol Channel open to the elements work can be challenging at times. The location site also proved a challenge when it came to setting the site out with markers and reference points due to the build being over the various levels. It was left to our team of Masons to complete with very little information to go on which they accomplished with skill and professionalism.  

Due to the large amount of window and door openings meant the Masons had to quoin up a lot of the walling stone by means of hand tools to form reveals.

The new build work consists of blockwork backing faced Purbeck Ragstone. This lovely looking limestone has been used to build most of the cathedrals in the UK and has been used since Roman times. It will really make this build stand out and will be one of Clevedon’s most recognisable buildings once completed.

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Treetops Keynsham

Rowland Stone have previously worked with the developers Whitecroft Developments Ltd and through our continued quest for an excellent finish the developers came to us again to carry out the work at Treetops.

Treetops contains a substantial Victorian property converted into 3 dwellings along with 3 new builds. Our brief required us to restore the exterior of the existing buildings and blend in the new builds with the Victorian houses in the area.

Starting in the mild September of 2015 this project took one year to complete. 

As with any Victorian property the elements took their toll on the existing property. Upon commencement, we had to take down and rebuild the balustrades to the front steps. However, during the dismantling process, we were unable to save the balustrades due to them being so heavily eroded. We had to replace the balustrade with new natural stone to match existing with only the existing heavily eroded balusters to use for a template. 

As with any new build the blending process required all our skills to ensure they did not look out of character. What pleases us most is how the stonework compliments the timber on the new builds perfectly.

As of March 2017, there only 2 properties left at Treetops and Rowland Stone were pleased that our efforts helped the developers and estate agents sell those other properties.

This build also appeared on Location, Location, Location.

To find out more visit Whitecroft Developments