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Refurbishments and Renovations

Basement Gymnasium, Oxford University, Oxford

This project involved a complete refurbishment of the Masters lodgings including upgrading of student accommodation on the 2nd floor including new toilets & showers, new fit out for the main Masters lodgings & formation of a new basement gym complex.

The works involved the replacement of the heating system, domestic water systems and all electrical installations to remove the old services to a listed building constructed in 1879. Including a new pressurised tank systems to upgrade water pressure throughout the building. 

The basement has undergone extensive structual works to convert this space to a gymnasium while utilising the existing stone walling where possible and aesthetically installed services to provide a mode

Fountain Renovation, Country Estate

An imported antique brass & stone fountain acquired in the south of France found a new home in an Oxfordshire stately home. 


The stone had to carefully restored and included new hand carved stone plinths to mount the main fountain feature onto before the pond wall could be reinstated in their its position. Interestingly the French stone comes from the same seam as Portland stone so we were able to obtain a very close match to the existing materials with the new fountain plinths.


A recirculating submerged pump rainwater reservoir and programmable timer mechanism ensures that the fountain runs at set times of the day to keep energy consumption at a minimum. 

Spanswick Farm Barn

The existing barn was only just standing when we started this “conversion”! Having stripped the roof and cladding we recovered a lot of the existing beams and combined with new timbers to make the new timber structure.

The waney edge timber cladding, kink in the roofline and porch canopy over the new entrance helped to keep the barns original character.

The project took just over a year from start to finish but the end result was stunning.

Country Cottage, Pusey

A rather tired facade of a picturesque  country cottage has been carefully restored in keeping with the surrounding environment. 


The existing stone work was badly cracked and renovation works involved the installation of Helibar steel reinforcement to tie the stone work back together and “stitch" the existing cracks in the wall as well as removing the old cracked brick coins to the windows & door.  Structural timber repairs to rafters, wall plates under-felt & eaves tiles were also carried out to ensure future water/storm damage to the structure wouldn’t occur. 


The warm stone finish was achieved by using lime mortar  pointing to achieve a stunning warm stone finish while maintaining the original character of the cottage .

New Entrance, Country Estate

This project involved carefully dismantling & existing stone piers & gates & moving & erecting then on another part of the estate.


Each piece of stone had to be carefully removed & numbered by our stone masons and then transported to the new location ready for rebuilding. The gates were damaged and were renovated & repainted including positioning the original estate crest in each gate.


A new electric entry system and drive entrance with new iron railing fencing & metal drive edgings completed what is now an imposing main entrance to this country estate. 

Garden Room, Frilford, Oxfordshire  


This project involved the formation of a sunken garden room with contemporary feature glazing while maintaining the traditional look of the existing stone house.  


The construction required a high level of precision and craftmanship both on the new building & existing house connections with added feature of a beautiful “amphitheatre” style raised terrace area.

Downs View House

The brief from the client was a home with a more contemporary feel. The front elevation was updated with a new glazed gable porch and front door.


Using Corten steel (eliminating the need for painting), a log store was designed, complimenting the exterior scheme.


Linking the house to the once separate garage, provided a spacious utility and access, converting the space above to a media room, perfect for teenagers.


Working to the client’s instructions, we made their house work for them!

98 St Clements, Oxford

This property owned by Thomas Dawson Trust in Oxford was a typical student let, neglected and tired. Following the design by Original Field Architects in Oxford, Lemontree transformed the property to have 9 spacious bedrooms, all with newly fitted en-suite bathrooms to provide some of the best student accommodation in Oxford.

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