Historic Mill RefurbishmentSomerset Levels
This historic, listed water mill was in use up to 1935 however early twentieth-century restoration now required considered and sensitive updates and renovations. The clients asked O2i Design to oversee the Mill’s restoration without compromising any of its history. The extensive works included:
- The conversion of the existing garage into a bedroom with an adjoining ensuite bathroom and utility room. The relocation of bedrooms and bathrooms;
- Alterations to the ground level entrance and staircase access to the cellar with the relocation of an internal staircase;
- Extensive thermal insulation within floor construction between the basement and the ground floor;
- Renovations to the roof, including the addition of new rooflights and repairs to the tall square tapered brick chimney.
This project was a finalist in the SW Regional LABC Building Excellence Awards 2020 for the design and building on this heritage project. The builders were Somerton Property Maintenance and Michael Howley Builder.