Restore Refurbish Recreate

This challenging, exciting project saw RECREATE completely refurbish a stable block last occupied and renovated in the late '70s.

Stable block conversion

Creating dream home from a stable building and bringing home-owners Kate and Sam's big ideas to life was a great experience. We opened up an interior previously divided into many small rooms, creating a brighter, more spacious feel. Working closely with Kate and Sam, their architect and an interior designer, we recreated the space with natural touch and cutting-edge technologies. The results? A beautiful, comfortable environment that works intelligently across temperature, humidity, natural light and ergonometrics.

We recreated:


  • Expanded windows allowing more light to enter
  • Created new openings for garden terrace
  • Fitted new bespoke windows and doors throughout
  • Expanded centre space of the building to add a new storeys – two became three
  • Added a ladder to the north side of the building with no insulated external wall
  • Created a new bedroom with adjoining ensuite
  • Added a new entrance over reclaimed granite staircase
  • Installed a new pair sliding/folding patio doors to form a seamless connection between dining room and lounge with courtyard
  • Constructed a new, detached boiler house
  • Reinstated an outside lavatory
  • Added a beautiful new kitchen
  • Created and installed bespoke wardrobe and vanity units
  • Reinstated and added fireplaces
  • Installed woodburning stove


  • Fitted under floor heating throughout three floors
  • Installed an advanced heating control system – it's controlled over the internet, even by iPhone!
  • Added a naturally preheated air intake for mechanical heat recovery ventilation unit with boost for showering time
  • Designed and installed an intelligent audio/visual system allowing listen/watch from one source all over the house
  • Created an intelligent lighting system
  • Installed future-proof cabling system for High Definition transfer
  • Fitted a fire alarm and burglar alarm


  • Added insulation to floors and walls and roofs
  • Installed a mechanical heat recovery ventilation
  • Installed a wood burning stove
  • Designed and fitted dimmable LED and low energy lighting and extra cabling installed for future changes in efficient lighting industry
  • Created an intelligent lighting system with outdoor light condition compensation
  • Added a high efficiency boiler
  • Installed remote-controlled under floor heating all over the house
  • Set up a water system that uses well water wherever possible
  • Insulated pipe work
  • Made provisions for a future bio mass boiler
  • Fitted water reducing shower heads