Westcombe Build Timeline
Planning for the redevelopment of Westcombe and the Boathouse initially began in 2015 when we approached Stephen Guard of Stephen Guard Architects.
The planning application was submitted in March 2017, however given the property's prominent location in Batson creek, it took nearly 3 years to receive approval on the redevelopment.
Finally, in December 2019 we were granted planning permission for the new property. However, due to the conditions placed on the planning permission it would be another 8 months until we were finally able to commence with the demolition phase of the project.
In November 2020, demolition finally commenced on the old property. Given the large amount of asbestos cladding on the property we engaged specialists Gilpin Demolition to carry out the demolition. In just 4 weeks the team was able to safely remove and dispose of the asbestos before demolishing the old property to the ground.
Whilst the demolition of our ancestors' home was met with a touch of sadness given the love they had for it, we are delighted to finally be able to commence with the construction of the new property, and hopefully make them proud.
In February, the ground works commenced on the main house and the scaffold was erected on the Boathouse.
In March, worked started on rebuilding the Boathouse
In April, work began on pouring the foundations for the house.
In May, work commenced on constructing both the internal and external walls of the house.
In June, the structural steels for the boathouse were installed and work continued on the construction of the walls of the house.
Later in June, work progressed on constructing the second floor of the Boathouse.
At the start of July, the internal walls on the ground floor were completed, allowing us to get a space of the interior spaces.
Towards the end of july, work began on constructing the boathouse terrace and internal stone feature wall.
In August, the main internal concrete stairs were installed and work continued on the boathouse terrace.
In September, work began on cladding the ground floor with the beautiful grey stone.
At the start of October, the boathouse terrace was completed and the yellow cedar cladding installed. Work also commenced on the first fix in the boathouse.
In November, following the instalation of the block and beam ceiling, we we're finally able to commence with the construction of the ground floor floor.
In late November, the roof timbers and steels were installed on the main house
At the end of the year, the house was covered in sheeting allowing for the roof to be insulated and tiling to commence.
At the start of the year the tiling of the roof was completed and the solar panels installed.
Early in February, the screed was poured on the lower ground ready for the flooring to be installed.
In March, the pool shell was completed ready for rendering and tiling