A Gambrel and Peg roof is the key feature to a Grade II cottage refurbishment in West Mersea.

Grade II Listed Cottage & Conservation Refurbishment with New-Build Extension | Architects for Colchester | West Mersea

forresterarchitects have submitted a design feasibility for the refurbishment of a Grade II listed cottage in West Mersea, Colchester.  The C17/18 Gambrel and Peg tile roof with v-section wooden eaves trough on wooden brackets are listed as key features. As part of the design brief the cottage is to be returned to its original condition. Inspired by the simple forms and materials of the local boat sheds a modern architectural solution draws from the vernacular and in turn respects and contributes positively to the character of the site and its immediate environment. The design proposal provides a new dining area and kitchen with additional bedroom accommodation when the client’s have guests. The new additions are orientated north/south to enhance and create a visual dialogue between the newly defined garden spaces.