Corduroy on the rise in Matlock

Work is progressing on site despite the weather, at Fritchley the lower ground floor is now laid, and blockwork is underway to take the walls up to first floor level. The basement has two leaves of blockwork with reinforced concrete infilling the cavity for additional strength.

Basement construction at South Field House, Fritchley
In Matlock, the Olde English steelwork is starting to be clad in stone. The sandstone from Stanton Moor Quarry has been tooled to a unique vertical ridged 'corduroy' pattern that has been developed specifically for the building by the client and us. The tooling defines a framework with panels of glazing or cut ashlar stone between.

Vertical ridged stone set out to encase a steel column at the Olde English
Detailed elevation of Olde English ridged stone 'frame' with ashlar  panel and window

A church hall extension in Derby has also begun on site. This extension to St Joseph's Church provides a large independent community hall. The construction is expected to take approximately 27 weeks. We've been working with the church on this project for over 9 years, so it's fantastic to start to see it realised.

3D visualisation of the extension to St Josephs Church, Derby

Design development is also ongoing for a number of residential projects. We're investigating options for an extension to an existing cottage to get the most from the outstanding views and developing plans for a new Ecohouse.

Models of options for a house extension
Ecohouse development model