- Hawkfield Homes Ltd
- Yatton, Somerset
The Prince of Orange, Yatton was a former public house with living accommodation above. It is Grade II listed and situated within the Yatton Conservation Area.
Quattro Design Architects was appointed to obtain Listed Building Consent and planning permission to convert the former public house into three dwellings and for six new dwellings within the former car park/pub garden to the rear of the former pub. When Listed Building Consent was granted, Quattro Design Architects prepared working drawings for the project.
Conversion of Grade II Listed Building into 3 dwellings:
The Grade II Listed Building was carefully assessed to ensure that the conversion and sub division of the dwellings were driven by the existing layout, thus ensuring that external alterations (particularly to the elevation facing High Street) and the internal alterations were kept to a minimum. There was therefore no loss of historic structure or features.
The original sliding sash windows to the north elevation (facing High Street) were retained and renovated. New windows were installed to the rear of the property.
The existing render was removed and replaced with lime render. The colour washed stone elevations were then re-colour washed with a breathable lime wash.
The exterior colours of the individual units varied but were of the same palette, as would have been traditional.
The existing openings to the south (rear elevations) remained and additional openings were added mainly where modern extensions have been removed.
The whole of the south (rear) elevation was re-rendered.
Inside the Grade II Listed Building there were few original features. Most original features had been stripped out and replaced with fittings associated with the public house. The modern additions were removed (e.g. decorative beams, modern fire surrounds, modern timber panelling, fittings associated with the public house, modern picture rails, modern skirting, kitchens, bathrooms, ironmongery, redundant services and drainage, ceilings, modern doors, modern ironmongery).
Original internal features such as timber shutters, some of the doors and structural beams, were retained and renovated. The internal structural walls and openings within the structural walls, remained.
Where historic internal doors had been lost, the design of the original timber paneled doors were replicated or reclaimed doors used.
Modern additions to the rear of the Grade II Listed Building were demolished.
Schedule of materials for conversion:
- Windows and doors: Timber. Windows to be colour RAL 7043
- Joinery: Colour RAL 7043
- Walls: Mono St Astier through colour lime render, texture “M” Render (House 1: colour: 086, House 2: colour 021, House 3 (rear elevation): colour 096. House 1 (front elevation) limewash: colour to match 096.
- Roof: Existing pantile
- Rainwater goods: Alumasc Heritage Cast Aluminium, colour RAL 7043
6 New Build Dwellings:
Reference was taken from the local roof pitches (e.g. the Grade II Listed Building), local materials and styles. The regional materials are generally render and stone with pantile roofs. The style of architecture in Yatton is fairly “simple” with most buildings being 2 storey; they are generally “cottages” in style.
The roof pitches of the new dwellings match the Grade II Listed Building.
The scale of the new build houses is in keeping with the neighbouring properties.
Materials from the “Long Building” that is to be demolished were re-used on the new houses.
Schedule of materials for new build dwellings:
- Windows: Timber double glazed casement windows, Colour RAL 7039
- Walls: Parex Monorex GM through colour render, colour Opal and stone. Re-use existing stone from demolished “long building” (if there are not sufficient existing stone, new stone to match existing).
- Roof: Pantile, re-use pantile roof tiles from demolished “long building” on visible roofs (as there will not be sufficient existing pantiles, new pantiles to match those existing.
- Rainwater goods: Aluminium (polyester powder coated), colour: 7039
- Joinery: colour RAL 7039
Quattro Design Architects was appointed to carry out RIBA Stages 1 – 6. The project is complete.