The Miner’s Cottages, Pensford

The budget shows what can be achieved with a committed and talented team

The Miner's Cottages, Pensford by design storey.
The Miner's Cottages, Pensford by design storey. Credit: Lawrence Grigg

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Contract value: £150,000

GIA: 170m²

The Miner’s Cottages are a light touch renovation of two 18th century cottages in a conservation area in the Somerset village of Pensford. Design storey acted as architect and developer to reinstate the original configuration of the cottages and create two dwellings appropriate for the 21st century. 

The change to window proportions to the street, the removal of a garage and reinstatement of two terraced houses have greatly enhanced the streetscape. At the rear each has new kitchen diners. Clad in larch boards, they are both modern and economical.

 
  • The Miner's Cottages, Pensford by design storey.
    The Miner's Cottages, Pensford by design storey. Credit: Lawrence Grigg
  • The Miner's Cottages, Pensford by design storey.
    The Miner's Cottages, Pensford by design storey. Credit: Lawrence Grigg
  • The Miner's Cottages, Pensford by design storey
    The Miner's Cottages, Pensford by design storey
  • The Miner's Cottages, Pensford by design storey.
    The Miner's Cottages, Pensford by design storey. Credit: Lawrence Grigg
  • The Miner's Cottages, Pensford by design storey.
    The Miner's Cottages, Pensford by design storey. Credit: Lawrence Grigg
  • The Miner's Cottages, Pensford by design storey.
    The Miner's Cottages, Pensford by design storey. Credit: Lawrence Grigg
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The architects treated the project as if it were a listed building, researching its history and significance before implementing the designs. 

Removal of cement pointing and internally plastering the walls in lime has allowed these houses to breathe. The budget shows what can be achieved with a committed and talented team.


Regional Conservation Award