A major refurbishment to a 3 bedroom house to extend the accommodation into the roof and provide a
total of 5 bedrooms and a teenage den, sleeping 12-14 in total.
"I find it difficult to express how helpful Catchfrench
Design have been to us on our project, put simply they have been fantastic and we couldn't have done it
without them! Andy Lolley and Paul Melling are professional, intelligent, challenging, supportive and highly
We started with not much more than a weak design brief
with some pictures of our family and Andy and then Paul were able to take that and turn it in to a
really positive dialogue which ended some months later in our dream home. They put up with our myriad
of silly questions and guided us through design, planning, contracts, build, practical completion and
beyond, their patience has been incredible! There is so much we could say but let me just add a few
more words to describe our experience of Catchfrench - expert, responsive, genuine and fun. We are happy
for Andy or Paul to give anyone our mobile numbers if they need more ........"
T&D Carter (more)
Air Source Heat Pump, Photovoltaic
Pentyak, Higher Harlyn
The initial brief involved upgrading the thermal insulation of the external walls and opening up the
kitchen, lounge and dining areas to each other and the view. The middle of the house was quite dark, so we were
also tasked with getting more natural light in. The proposal also involved converting the garage into a games
room/teenage bedroom with en suite that doubles as wet room. Bathrooms were upgraded
and improvements made to the entrance arrangements. The most significant improvement was
the insertion of stairs to create two first floor bedrooms each with en suites. The
northerly bedroom having views over the sea and access to a small balcony area. Our clients were also keen
to review sustainable energy sources.
Completed in July 2014.
You can stay at Pentyak: details here.
Pentyak acheived the Highly Commended recognition at the LABC Building Excellence
Awards 2015. Andy went along to collect the award.