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Oundle – Gardenways:-

Architect – Paul Bancroft Architects,
Main Contractor – E Bowman & Sons Ltd

Rutland & Cotswold carried out the masonry on this new build Georgian style Ashlar house starting in September 2008 with completion at the end of 2009. Situated in the heart of historic town Oundle in Northamptonshire, this beautifully designed house by Paul Bancroft Architects was undertaken by E Bowmans & Sons as a main Contractor. We were delighted to be offered all of the masonry fixing on this project; we were proud and fully satisfied with the completed house as was the Client especially.

This Georgian styled house consists of a basement with lightwells, ground floor, first & second floor with 2 grand chimneys and a grand portico to match was built out of 70% Ashlar Clipsham limestone, 20% Ancaster Weatherbed and 10% Clipsham sawn on the bed Limestone with a service wing and a garden room with beautiful arches, piers & columns. This stone was mainly cut by Stamford Stone Ltd and E Bowmans own masons, this is the type of project that we really pride ourselves on and look forward to completing similar projects in the future.


  Hallaton – Swallowhill Farm:-

Architect – M W S Architectural & Design Consultants
Main Contractor – Private Client

Rutland & Cotswold completed the masonry work to this lovely warm, cosy farmhouse in June 2010. Swallowhill Farm is situated in a village located nearby to Rockingham Castle; Rockingham Estate is predominately built out of Ironstone. The Ironstone used in this house is quarried from The Great Tew Estate in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire; it is the only active Ironstone quarry in the UK. This house consists of 80% sawn on the bed rubble and 20% Ashlar with cut heads, cils & quoins. As you can see the Ironstone can come with vast amounts of blue colour in it which our client was particularly pleased with. With this material sawn on the bed rubble requires a lot of time and effort dressing to create a flatter face depending on the client’s wishes, all Ashlar is laid to a 3mm discipline using lime mortar.

Rutland & Cotswold has since built 4 further houses in this material, we enjoy working with this material equally as much as using Limestone, however; this material is more expensive than Limestone.

The plastering on this particular build was also undertaken by Rutland & Cotswold.


Blackwells Lodge:-

Sub Contractor - To Langton Homes

Our part in this project involved all the masonry works.


Mansonry Works Only:-

Sub-Contracted to Langton Homes, our part in these projects involved all Masonry works.

Newstead Hall, Belmesthrope, Stamford.
Carysfort Close, Elton
Woodlands, Market Harborough.
Ilston - Ilston Grange:-

Main Contractor – Private Client Mr & Mrs Pease
Illston Grange is another beautifully designed house set in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside. Rutland & Cotswold started on this project in late 2011 and has just been completed in December 2012. This house is built out of handmade Furness brick with Clipsham Limestone used for Arches for main doors, internal Arches, windows, Tracery Window, Gable cappings, Knealers and Finial balls. This project is on the same scale as Gardenways in terms of the size and manpower required to obtain the right results in the time frame given.

The plastering on this particular build was also undertaken by Rutland & Cotswold.