We offer the full range of building services from masonry and floor work, carpentry, plumbing and heating through to kitchen and bathroom installations and high-quality decorating services. A project to renovate and restore a four-bedroom farmhouse located at Burgh near Woodbridge involved all of these areas of expertise and more besides.

A period house with 21st century additions

Today, the property is a wonderful rural home – a period house with 21st century additions – but before we started work the premises were uninhabitable and required modernisation throughout.

The building was a shell and all surfaces had to be initially cleaned, levelled and rotten or worn materials replaced. A damp course was injected into the building, while a damp-proof membrane was placed on the concrete floors on the ground floor. Rotten and old floorboards were replaced on the first floor and new oak flooring installed throughout.

Custom-made oak staircase

One of the centre pieces to the property is the custom-made oak staircase that we commissioned on behalf of the client. It replaced an old, unsafe staircase and complements other new oak features such as doors and bannisters.

A washroom and a bathroom were installed – the main bathroom completed with marble tiles, freestanding bath and spacious shower cubicle. New kitchen units, cooker and sink – all in a period style – were also fitted.

An immaculate and beautiful home

The wonderful fireplace was cleaned up, repointed and a new wood-burner installed, while exposed beams were treated and rejuvenated. New windows were fitted where required. The whole property was decorated from top to bottom: the result – an immaculate and beautiful home with bags of character.


If you would like to know more about some of the projects Charles Clarke & Son has been involved in or have a building project you would like to discuss with us, please get in touch on either 01473 735317 or info@charlesclarke.co.uk