Case Study – Ashton-Rigby

Type of Project: New Build

Location: Glastonbury, Somerset

Customer: Lee Ashton-Rigby

Instagram: @somersetselfbuild

From derelict cottage to country home.

Our client, Lee first discovered us at the Homebuilding and Renovating show at the NEC.

The project was an ambitious self-build on a plot located with an enviable view of Glastonbury Tor. There was a derelict cottage on the plot which had to be demolished before the build could commence.

What has been a long and complex journey for Lee has resulted in a very striking new build, luxury home.

One of the most eye-catching features of this project is the stone that the house is built from, it is locally sourced from Somerset and is called Blue Lias, it is known for its beautiful Greyish Blue colour. The lintels are in Bath stone. It was very important that the windows and doors enhanced this delicate colouring. We submitted a painted window sample for approval, which arrived on Valentine’s day 2018. The exterior paint colour chosen was matched to Farrow & Ball French Grey and the interior colour was matched to Farrow & Ball Wimbourne White, the end result looks absolutely stunning.

The brief was to supply and fit a combination of sliding sash and casement windows, French doors, and folding sliding doors. The timber selected was engineered Red Grandis chosen for its stability, and durability. The sash windows have spring balances and Georgian style astragal bars, which sit really well with the property’s Georgian styled front façade.

The brief was to supply and fit a combination of sliding sash and casement windows, French doors, and folding sliding doors. The timber selected was engineered Red Grandis chosen for its stability, and durability. The sash windows have spring balances and Georgian style astragal bars, which sit really well with the property’s Georgian styled front façade.

The paint finish used is an opaque, factory spray applied, micro-porous finish, designed  specifically for outdoor use, to be durable and low maintenance. Colour matched to Farrow & Ball Wimbourne White on the inside and Farrow & Ball French Grey on the exterior. 

The windows and doors for this project were fitted in Spring 2019 and Lee’s self-build journey can be followed on Instagram @somersetselfbuild.