Westfield • Bradninch • Devon

Built and owned by the same family since 1936 this terrace of cottages in the heart of the Devonshire countryside still retain many of their original features. The middle of the three properties having been occupied by sitting tenants for the past 22 years had become vacant and the decision had been taken to renovate and sell. The property was in dire need of a new central heating system, full re-plumb & re-wire, and new kitchen and bathroom. With the addition of a new double doorway between the kitchen and dining room, the house will be far better suited to modern living. Upon completion, the house went immediately under offer privately to the second people to view at the full asking price – testament to the quality of the products and finishes installed.

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.


I’m very happy to provide a testimonial for Nick Crick and Nick Turner and their refurbishment of Westfield, but must admit that I could be accused of bias since Nick Crick is my son!  However I have seen many of their projects and knew that they would do a great job on my house in Devon, which had previously been let and was in an extremely poor state of repair. They stripped the interior completely, opened the dining room into the kitchen, which improved the feeling of the house enormously. Preparation took a great deal of time because of the years of grime. The project was finished on time and on budget, and a great deal of expense was saved by their careful procurement and bargaining skills. Obviously communication was good, but this is one area where William Bowley excels, as you will see from the other testimonials on their site. The importance of this cannot be over estimated. Overall a really great job. 

Martin Crick – Spring 2014

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