Case Study

Millhouse, Titchfield, Hampshire

Mill House, watermill ruins, Windrush, The Barn and River’s Edge are all part of a development by Design Three Seven Limited in Ware, Hertfordshire. The housing development and restoration project consisted of two new 3 bedroom riverside homes, a single Grade II listed building renovation, and the conversion of a Grade II listed barn into residential use.

The Mill House is the oldest original building on the site and is Grade II listed, which meant preservation was key. Previously the home of the Ware Park millers, such as Samuel Colman, the property may have even been used for offices during the production years. The west elevation of the house contains a timber frame, indicating this side of the house is far older than the other sides. This plot is officially recognised by Historic England’s Heritage List as a site of historical importance.

The project started in January 2017 and completed in June 2018. Residing on an extremely sensitive riverside location, close to rare chalk streams and opposite a 200 acre wetland nature reserve, great care and attention was paid to these surroundings throughout and included internal and external ‘smart’ light control from Lutron.

“The project financing required new build homes amongst renovation of existing buildings and we were recommended to Build-Zone by architects and planning consultants. Their staff worked professionally with us at key stages enabling our financial backers to release funds as work progressed – without any hold up. Very impressed with the staff and service we received.”

​Paul Buckley – Design Three Seven

Project Solutions

Design Three Seven Ltd used Build-Zone’s structural warranty services across the development. Build-Zone were punctual for all site visits and provided a review of every stage of works. Where any issues were highlighted by Build-Zone, we were supported in attending and rectifying any points to meet compliance.

The developer reported a very positive experience of the administration and field team employed by Build-Zone Telephone support and paperwork at the beginning of the project was key for their financiers.

Build-Zone’s onsite field team arrived quickly to allow each stage to progress on time. All documentation was available quickly after completion to allow re-financing and sale of the homes.