N. D. Willan building contractors have the knowledge and experience to work on both modern and traditional methods of construction, including the specialist task of restoring, converting and extending heritage and listed buildings.
For years we have been working on barns to restore them into livable homes. Barns can be beautiful buildings to work on with their challenge of maintaining the condition of the original work, the task of creating openings and providing light is always a key part for many barns.
Cawston barn was in a dire state when work commenced. It was taken on with plans to restore and maintain its original features. Upon inspection shortly into the project it was clear that this was to be a challenge. However, with much care throughout the build, and with careful sourcing of replacement beams, the listed farm building has been renovated into a beautiful three bedroom family home.
With air source heating providing the energy for the underfloor heating it has also exceeded its energy benefits for cheaper greener living.
St Michael’s was a lottery funded project to renovate the dilapidated church into a modern and environmentally friendly community hub.
With the installation of a ground source heat pump and careful use of materials, the renovation has proven to be a massive success with the church now being used for all kinds of community activities.
St Stephens Church was taken over during its phase two involving interior works.
The church wanted to provide a new community area with cafe area for the general public to come in and use. This has
proven very successful for the church and great feedback has told us how this has created a good income for the church to manage its future upkeep and running costs.
N. D. Willan Building Contractors Ltd
Cawston Cottage, Heydon Road
Norwich, NR10 4HZ