Hassle-free extension for Suffolk farmhouse owners

Emma and Ben Davies needed a developer to transform their small 1930s farmhouse in Rattlesden, near Bury St Edmunds into a larger contemporary living space.

The requirement

As well as an extension that doubled the size of the property and enhancing the existing property structurally, the couple were looking to inject some much-needed TLC into their home, which lacked charm and personality after being unloved for several years. The house was crying out for a real identity.

Finding a developer that was local, transparent and friendly was really important for the couple. Emma and Ben were extremely thorough in their approach to finding a suitable developer because they needed one they could really trust. They whittled the possibilities down to a shortlist of four, which included Hartog Hutton.

Our approach

After meeting with all of the prospective developers, they selected Hartog Hutton for a number of reasons.

– Money was an extremely important factor. We gave Emma and Ben a clear breakdown that showed them exactly how their money would be spent.

– We were really friendly and responsive, which meant Emma and Ben felt very comfortable bombarding us with questions throughout the project

The result

The Davies’ farmhouse now boasts four bedrooms, a family bathroom, new kitchen diner, downstairs toilet and utility room.

“It was a major project that involved us having to live in one room for a while. It was difficult, but definitely worth it now we have our extension, which is just how we envisaged it, if not better,” said Emma.

“Hartog Hutton offered all of the services we needed, and they were extremely thorough with their planning. There were no delays and they spotted any issues before we did.”

We were able to use a lot of the existing structure to build the extension. The project also involved building a brand new roof for the entire property, installing additional insulation and applying insulating render to help combat an existing damp problem.

“We couldn’t have used a developer with better local connections or experience than Hartog Hutton,” added Emma.

“The team were absolutely brilliant, so friendly and courteous. We loved having them around, in fact, our 6 year old son was sad to see the team leave when the extension had been completed.”

Looking to extend your home? Find out how we can help you by calling 01284 735041 or emailing george.wells@harthut.co.uk

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