Romsey Road • Lyndhurst • Hampshire

Nestled in the heart of the New Forest town of Lyndhurst, this period house hadn’t seen any improvements since the 1970’s and as such was in need of a few alterations for modern day living. William Bowley were contracted to open up the living space to the rear by removal of the load bearing dividing wall, the chimney breast and stack and demolition of the timber lean-to outbuilding. This then allowed installation of two new steel beams and new openings cut in for a kitchen window and French doors. With a new kitchen and bathroom, and fresh decoration, the house has been reborn and is ready for its next chapter.

Following recommendation, Mr & Mrs Pritchard approached us to tackle the refurbishment of their newly acquired holiday home in Poole. Nestled within the heart of the acclaimed Sandbanks Peninsular, “Fairwinds” was bought as a bolthole to escape the hustle and bustle of a busy life in South Wales. Having sustained a long standing leak in the kitchen, and some somewhat spurious “DIY” attempts the property was in a sorry state, requiring immediate attention.
A new metal frame ceiling throughout enabled a full electrical re-wire, inset spotlights together with acoustic insulation. The old hot water cylinder was replaced with a pressurized “megaflow” cylinder providing a far superior hot water system & with no gas in the block, this was a crucial upgrade, allowing for the installation of the new power shower. The fully tiled bathroom benefits from a newly constructed boiler cupboard & large step in shower area. The rest of the flat is fully re-plastered with all new skirting & architrave and light oak finished doors to complement. Also with absolutely no air extraction from either the kitchen or bathroom, new outside ducting is concealed within the ceiling void – essential, we believe, for open plan living. Night storage heaters are replaced with the client’s desire for low profile under floor heating throughout & with a neatly designed kitchen & breakfast bar, it makes this the perfect weekend retreat by the sea.


"We heard about William Bowley from a friend. When we met Nick and Nick, we were impressed with their thoroughness in preparing their quote. That thoroughness was carried through the rest of the project. They spent a lot of time trying to understand the type of look and finish we were after, within the budget we had set out. Once we agreed the final quote, their methodical approach meant everything went to time and on budget, except for the odd unforeseen change. We were impressed with how quickly things progressed. They were very diligent in keeping us up to date with regular updates and photos and the job was finished on time and on budget. Even when the job was finished, their attention to detail continued for the small amount of snagging work and diligent follow up. We are really impressed with the finished product and are absolutely delighted with the end result. Finally, we found Nick and Nick great guys to deal with and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them."

We would have no hesitation in recommending William Bowley to any party. Nick and Nick have been an absolute joy to work with – Well done guys!!!!
Mr & Mrs M Pritchard
December 2012

Andy & Liz Man – May 2013

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