James Lockyer Associates Ltd
Oakland Mews, Liskeard
CornwallPL14 3UX
01579 344771
Finished project
The Finished Building
Bridges and Walkways
Completed project
During construction
Underpinning reinforcement
Reinforcement for new patio
Completed Project
View from the new balcony
Completed works
Completed project
Completed project

Replacing Historic Thatched Properties


Sutton Waldron, Dorset


Spectrum Housing


RB Snook

Contract Value


Services Provided

Building Design
Building Regulations
Listed Building Consent
Planning Permission
Structural Design
Structural Drawing & Detailing
Structural Engineers Report
Structural Survey
Sustainable Construction

The Project

Following a fire that consumed the roofs of these historic thatched properties in Sutton Waldron, Dorset, we were asked to attend site to determine the full extent of the damage.

James Lockyer Associates prepared a number of structural reports, looking at the possibility of saving the remains of the existing structure. Unfortunately, after liaising with the local Conservation Officer, it was decided that the remaining walls were too heavily damaged to save, and the property was demolished.

We then undertook a full detailed design of the replacement properties, working closely with the local authority to ensure that the new houses combine modern construction technology, such as high insulation levels and air source heat pumps, with architectural detailing that echoes the remaining cottage abutting the terrace.

The properties were awarded Best Small Development at the LABC Building Excellence Southwest Regional Awards.

  • Heavily damage gable
  • Damage to the roof
  • Window details
  • New substructure
  • Completed property
  • Completed terrace