Private Residence


Completion Date:
Portland Stone:
Bowers Basebed, Bowers Whitbed, Grove Whitbed
Scope of Project:
Restoration of farmers cottage kitchen internals and external paving

The design specification was for the Sympathetic restoration of a Farm Labourers Cottage using natural materials.

The interior brief was for an even textured creamy Portland Stone which was safe in use, durable and had good resistance to staining, so Bowers Basebed was selected for the flooring and stairs leading out of the kitchen.

The exterior brief stated that the stone for external paving needed to be safe in use and have good slip resistance results in both dry and wet conditions.

It was also important that the stone was aesthetically pleasing with interesting details. Therefore Grove Whitbed was selected.

The surrounding wall was topped with Bowers Whitbed due its smooth texture and ease of shaping the edges.