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Blog Archives: September 2016

New Members of the Forde George Team!

Posted on September 22, 2016 by Forde George

  • We would like to offer the warmest of welcomes to our two new team members here at Forde George!

    Adam Williams – Graduate Surveyor

    Adam joined us from the University of Plymouth in August after studying Building Surveying and the Environment BSc(Hons), graduating in June 2016. From North Devon, Adam also brings a varied range of experience from his time as an Junior Architectural Technician in an Architectural Practice prior to University; he is knowledgeable with both CAD and BIM, as well as having a keen sense regarding sustainability matters.

    Emma Indge – Administration

    Emma is joining the team to take on the role of administration and general support for the surveyors. Emma brings with her a wealth of experience and will inevitably be a huge asset to the Forde George team.

    Welcome to both Adam and Emma!

                                                                         Welcome to both Adam and Emma!

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    Ugbrooke House Update

    Posted on September 19, 2016 by Forde George

    Following our long and fruitful relationship with the Clifford Estate, we are pleased to confirm that Forde George have been instructed to carry out a Full Building Survey of Ugbrooke House in order to produce a planned maintenance schedule, alongside some internal renovation work, for this fantastic Grade I Listed Country House in Chudleigh, Devon.

     

    Front Elevation of Ugbrooke House.

                                                                             Front Elevation of Ugbrooke House.

     

    A view from the Courtyard at Ugbrooke House,

                                                                       A view from the Courtyard at Ugbrooke House.

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    Alterations and Refurbishment at Nethercott House

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    Farms for City Children, a Devon based charity who offer urban children the opportunity to live and work on a real farm in the heart of the countryside for week long excursions, enlisted the help of Forde George with regards to their 19th Century, Grade II listed country house and associated outbuildings – Nethercott House. With the ever increasing interest and growth in the charity, the need to renovate the internal facilities to allow for the number of children was evident, therefore the client engaged Forde George to manage the overhaul of the plumbing and bathroom facilities within the Main House.

    Following on from this, Farms for City Children expressed their desire to create a Food Preparation and Production Room inside of a Grade II Listed Stable/Coach House adjacent to the Main House; the purpose of the room was to create a space where the children could produce their own cheese, juices, jams and such like to further indulge in the agricultural lifestyle of rural Devon. The Stable/Coach House itself has been, over the years, converted into a store area and small office internally, whilst the external structure of the building has began to show signs of its age. Forde George were instructed to manage the essential repairs to the building, whilst also creating the proposed plans and applying for Listed Building Consent to create the Production Room. The project is currently on-going, with the production room anticipated to be in full use by the Summer of 2017.

     

    David, and Catherine of Farms for City Children, discussing the proposals for the Stable/Coach House

                                    David, along with Dean and Catherine of Farms for City Children, discussing the proposals for the Stable/Coach House renovation.

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