Bramley Cottage


Part garage conversion and new conservatory

In the 1990’s Needhams built a beautiful cottage at the end of a secluded lane in the midst of the Suffolk countryside.

We were therefore delighted when the new owners of the cottage contacted us during the summer of 2012 to arrange for some alterations to suit their needs for the property.

As musicians, the new owners wanted to convert part of their garage into a music room to accommodate their two pianos.  This was a straight forward conversion, retaining the rear part of the garage for storage/utility space.  By replacing the garage doors with windows and a door we were able to convert the remainder of the garage into a music room with direct access from the outside.  An oak floor was laid throughout and one whole wall was dedicated to shelving to accommodate the couple’s music and books.

The result was a beautiful light and airy music room where our clients can enjoy their music in this dedicated space.

Whilst on site, the couple began speaking to us about their desire for a conservatory in which they could appreciate their lovely garden and the paddocks beyond.

A wrap around conservatory was designed and built on to their home with access via the lounge.  The new conservatory complements the formal lounge with its traditional brick built fireplace, providing a bright and relaxing room in which to take morning coffee and watch the birds fly around the garden, or to watch the evening sunset.

We have since been contacted again by the owners to renovate their kitchen which will be taking place this spring.

We are very honoured to have been appointed by the new owners to assist them in stamping their own personality on this beautiful cottage

Testimony from Mr & Mrs L

“A huge “thank you” to you and those of your men who have worked here at Bramley Cottage constructing our Music Room and Conservatory.

You should be justly proud of your people. They have been friendly, polite and very helpful throughout the entire build. In fact, a pleasure to have working here.

We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to SB for his diligence and concern and feel that you should know, and thus appreciate, what a good job he has done for us. He has come here each week, with an eye for detail, and a determination to “get it right” – and this he has done admirably. To have him as a personal link /project manager, has meant that we have been reassured many times when things have perhaps not gone quite to plan! We are most grateful.”