Rosslee were delighted to carry out the extension to this beautiful period property creating additional space including a reception area, bathrooms and living areas creating a traditional look with bespoke joinery.

The project was carried out for a private client; Dennis Mendoros, a successful businessman, chairman of several business bodies and a well respected character within the area who is Greek by birth but relocated to England to start a jet engine repair business in east Lancashire.

The brief was to extend his country house with a 2 storey extension which comprised of a ground floor reception hall and office area while the first floor of the extension included space for a gym, luxury bathroom and dressing room.

We also carried out internal alterations within the main house installing a new guest bathroom and an additional dressing room. Changes were also made to the master bedroom which included incorporating a shower room. During the works we adapted the antiquated heating system which meant new water main boiler expansion and new water storage tanks.

Within the entrance hall, a new bar area was formed for guest entertainment which underwent a French polisher upgrade to all of the woodwork. During the scheme the client instructed us to build a new double garage with automated doors and create a cobbled driveway with additional extras. The new buildings were constructed in pitch faced stone sourced from Bradford which was a perfect match to the stone used within the original build.

The client remained living within the property for the duration of the works however the programme was developed so that noisier items of work were planned during his holiday periods away from the house.

The client ‘let the architect go’ during the first week of the project as he was dissatisfied with the design. However we did not let this effect productivity by adhering to the original design brief and adapting where necessary. We were also able to salvage the existing stunning front entrance stone feature surround for use as an internal door.

Project value: £450k approx.

Karen and I would like to express our most sincere thanks and appreciation to Rosslee Construction for their excellent work undertaken at our home in Foulridge. The extension and development work perfectly compliment the existing period property and enhances not only the overall house itself but also the surrounding grounds. We are particularly pleased with the quality of workmanship; attention to detail and the care and consideration the Rosslee team demonstrated throughout the project.

Denis Mendoros Private Client, The Close, Foulridge

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