The Pightle, Town Yard, Cley
Grade II Listed Building and Conservation Area
Restoration and Extension of Listed Building
The Pightle is Grade II Listed and dates back to the 18th Century, it also lies within the Cley Conservation Area making it a particularly sensitive site.
Since the Pightle was listed in the 80’s there has been little if any repair or maintenance carried out on the property. As a result the building had fallen into a serious state of disrepair.
The project was split into three main parts, firstly the restoration of the existing house, secondly the erection of a new extension and thirdly the erection of a new garage.
The restoration of the house involved the replacement of the cement rendered elevations with more sympathetic lime render. Reopening of blocked up windows, uncovering of original inglenook fireplace, strengthening of floor joists and re-roofing of the building.
A new single-storey oak timber frame extension has been linked to the buildings east elevation. The extension has been designed in order to not compete with the principal listed building, to remain subservient and to complement the historic construction whilst adding a modern contemporary twist to the design.
The visual separation and the relationship between new and historic construction is the key to the success of this scheme. Marrying the two periods of development affectively can be tricky but that’s where this projects really excels.
The choice of materials, quality of the workmanship and the attention to detail is excellent and clearly defines the extension as 21st century.
Overall this scheme combines good conservation principles of restoring and conserving the listed building whilst also adding a contemporary stamp and innovative intervention into the historic environment setting.