Stone work on our design build and renovation project

We are now making good progress with the face stone work on our kitchen and sitting room extension. The space is amazing and I have been watching how the light at this time of year (when you really appreciate it!) falls across the space. It is going to be a really fantastic room and I am now getting excited about it. And with all the insulation going in it should be warm!

Stonework in progress


Insulation filling the cavity between the block work and stone work


If only we cold resolve the issue with the underpinning under the garage. The first quote was for a floor beam which weighed 1 tonne and cost over £3k which was rather a shock. So the structural engineer has gone away to rethink. I just can’t see how we can physically man handle a beam this weight into the small space we have and there is no way we can get any machinery in to help us. So it’s back to the drawing board – or rather the very high tech computer model the structural engineer has. Watch this space


If you have a building project, interior project or garden and landscaping project which you need help with or ideas for then please give me a ring: Alison 01572 747318 or 07973843020.

I work on interior design and garden design projects in Stamford and Rutland as well as further afield. I will design a garden to complement the architecture of your home and choose the right landscaping materials to complement it. If you are frustrated with endless searching for the right fabric or wallpaper and paint colours and overwhelmed with the enormous choice, then allow me to make a handpicked selection for you. I will complement the style of your existing rooms and provide a few choice pieces which will bring the whole look together.