Architects: DP Architects
Dock Farm is a 17th Century listed building whose owners wanted to renovate it to become a quintessential English countryside retreat; making sure every historical detail was enhanced and made a feature of. The only internal structural changes were partitions to create additional bathrooms.
We worked very closely with the clients to ensure we were able to realise their vision for the property and find reclaimed materials that would be suitable or would match the existing. Our site team really adopted this as a personal project scouring local reclamation yards and keeping a tally of what each yard had that they might utilise on this renovation.
The result is a beautifully renovated building that, apart from the electrics and furniture, structurally looks like it would have done 200 years ago.
To complete the renovations, we made some external repairs being very careful to match the materials and then landscaped the grounds to provide a beautiful garden.
This project won ‘Highly Commended’ at the Chiltern’s Buildings Design Awards in 2019, with judges making special mention of the development for its ‘rigour and restraint, and for the meticulous care with which the works were carried out.’
‘The farmhouse has retained all of its simple character, telling its long history through the exposed elm timber-frame, multi-phase brick infill, and many internal features that have been carefully conserved.’ Chilterns Buildings Design Awards