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Andy Foster completes Welsh coach house conversion

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[FIRST LOOK + PLANS] Andy Foster Architects has renovated a dilapidated outbuilding in Overton, north Wales

The Chester-based practice converted the former coach house of Llan y Cefn Hall into a garage, office, home cinema, table tennis room, snooker room and office. Three guest bedrooms are housed in the adjoining stableblock.

The original timber framed gable of the coach house has been preserved with a glazed screen to give the office with natural light and views over the garden.

Externally the outbuilding’s walls were repointed using traditional lime based mortar apart from one unsafe section of brickwork wall was replaced with reclaimed brick. The existing corrugated sheet roof has been replaced with reclaimed natural slate and rainwater pipes have been also been replaced with cast iron profiles to match the originals.


Project data

Architect Andy Foster Architects
Project architect Randal Turner
Start on site November 2011
Date of completion September 2012
Gross internal floor area 200m²
Form of contract JCT Minor Works with Contractor Design
Total cost £390,000
Structural engineer Byrom Clark Roberts, Chester
Quantity surveyor Alistair Jones Associates
Main contractor Gareth Morris Construction

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