Unlike a new build property, conversion isn’t just a blank canvas and there is much more to consider, to ensure that the project is successful from both a design and build perspective. When approaching a barn conversion or derelict renovation, the environment, restrictive covenants, listed status as well as consideration to the history of the area and heritage of the building, are all things that may require consideration. so very careful planning is a must.
Have you outgrown your existing property or purchased with a view to extending? Whatever your circumstances, we can help you to design an extension that is both practical and beautiful. With the capabilities to take clients from detailed planning through to completion, we provide a full end-to-end service with the only proviso that the addition to your home is substantial – we can also carry out underpinning and structural repairs as necessary.
We care about our County and respect the cultural and historical significance of many heritage properties across the region. We have vast experience in dealing with more challenging builds and consider every element with the care and respect the building deserves. Our award winning team are all skilled specialist tradesman working to the same exacting standard and we pride ourselves on our strength in communication, to ensure there are no unexpected delays or problems.
At the agreed handover point, we’ll stand by our promise to deliver an exceptional build. Client loyalty is important to us, so whilst problems rarely occur, if they do, we’ll put them right. When you move into your newly renovated/converted or extended home, we follow-up with a meeting to discuss your project and to address any feedback. We always strive to ensure that we have breathed news life into your home, so you can enjoy it for many more years to come.
Established in 2007 by an architecturally trained designer and a skilled builder, we have built an award winning team of the best tradesmen, skilled and equipped with knowledge of the most up-to-date techniques and finest building materials available, producing some of the finest and most sustainable building projects in Norfolk.
We understand that exceptional projects require exceptional standards and therefore you will require a team that you can trust, to align to your vision and to completely understand how to build a home to be proud of. We work with and guide our clients, at every step, from day one, involving them as much as they want to be and upon completion of the build, we help realise interiors to complete the inside of a home to the highest standards. We bring your ideas to life with master craftsmanship, creative thinking and the experience to call upon during unforeseen challenges.
Grocott and Murfit are Norfolk-born professionals; we live here too, proudly serving our county, knowing exactly what it takes to inject a little bit of Norfolk charm into our building projects.
Existing buildings can have site-restriction issues that a new build wouldn’t have and timings can also vary greatly according to details like the number of storeys and rooms. Additional considerations are also to be made, such as, whether the build is to remain in character of the existing, older building, or in a new style of construction? Your architect should be able to give you a rough idea of build-times, but we can give you a good indication according to what time of the year the build starts after taking a look at your plans.
Your architect was probably given a budget, but a design can vary massively when it comes to actually building it. We don’t charge a fee to quote for your work, and while we’re probably not going to be the cheapest, we won’t be the most expensive, despite the quality of our work and the expertise within our team. We will give you a good honest price and assurance that you’re getting our full attention and skill-set when we start.
Most of our focus is on our doorstep here in North Norfolk, but we’ve completed projects around the wider County and we would be more than interested to learn more about your project, wherever it is. We would prefer to use our own tradesmen for projects we take on, so we try to stay within sensible travel times of Fakenham, but we would consider working further afield for the right project.
The quality of craftsmanship is of a very high order and we are not surprised that it has been nominated for an award. Jody and Daniel have put together a team whose great skill and attention to detail is excellent and whose constantly cheerful and positive approach always lifted our spirits. Dan’s contribution has been enormous and his calm approach and thoroughness have helped us through some difficult times.
Rob & Jane
Our partners Arcadia Home & Living can help you put the finishing touches to your home, with a range of exceptional interiors, including Luxury Contemporary Kitchens, Bespoke Hand Built Kitchens and Beautiful Bathrooms, to suit your unique lifestyle.
With a stunning showroom in North Norfolk, conveniently situated in between the market town of King’s Lynn & the City of Norwich, the designers at Arcadia Home & Living would love to welcome you and help put the finishing touches on your project.
If you have architect’s drawings at the ready and you’re looking for an exceptional builder to bid for your project, please fill in the form below to invite us to your official tender list.
If you’re thinking about starting a project and need to discuss how it all works, then please get in touch using this form, and together we can bring your ideas to life.