Sample Project


Five Acre Barn, Aldringham, Suffolk Coast

Opening imminently as a contemporary bed and breakfast, the extension and alterations at Five Acre Barn were designed by London based Architects Blee Halligan.  

The premises includes a nineteenth century barn and a stunning new cedar single clad guest wing. 

Paul of ‎PTR carpentry & joinery completed the majority of the foundations, ground floor, timber frame, roof, internal and external cladding, however, this client was extremely hands-on, being involved with every aspect of the build, from project management to cladding and concrete polishing. 

This project really was one of a kind.

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Athelington Hall


Located within the picturesque grounds of Athelington Hall, a working farm which dates back to 1620, is the wedding venue and holiday log cabins. 

January 2016, Gateway Building Control were approached by Beech Architects with a view to providing the Building Regulations function for an extremely unusual barn conversion. 

The Barn has Grade II Listed Building Status, due to the dilapidated condition the Local Authority Planning Department consented to the highly unusual step of allowing the barn to be carefully de-constructed and moved into dry store for major but sympathetic repair. This allowed the construction of new foundations and ground floor before placement of the repaired structure over. 

Gateway Building Control were also instructed to undertake the Energy Assessment. Due to sustainable features and a high level of thermal insulation, this 234m2 converted barn is predicted to generate less than 22kg/m2, a remarkable achievement by the designer and client. 

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New Dwelling


Originally designed and planning obtained by Paul Scarlett of Brown and Scarlett Chartered Architects, with the proposals further developed to full plans Building Regulations submission by Richard Dilley Architectural Technologist. Richard submitted the plans and specification on the 3rd of February and received a full Approval 6 days later!

Hartog Hutton


Renown across East Anglia as a master contractor and residential developer, Hartog Hutton always deliver exceptional quality homes.

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Commercial Projects



Although the majority of our projects involve domestic properties, we also receive applications for commercial premises. This one being a highly successful project adjacent the A14 for a returning client. Features included electric car charging, high levels of accessibility and strong environmental credentials. 



New Dwelling

Near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Designed by Mark Twynam of Benchmark Self Build Ltd and completed in October 2016, the stunning contemporary dwelling was constructed in timber and steel frame, and incorporated sustainable features such as air source heat recovery.

The build was executed to a high standard by John Cutmore Builds. 

The client was very hand-on during the build in terms of project management. We spoke to the client 6 months after moving in and they are 'very much enjoining their new home'.

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Office Building

Three storey office building, new build. 

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Brambles Barn


Located in a secluded part of central Suffolk is a barn conversion with a difference. Developed and owner by award winning RIBA Architect Matthew Bell of Modece and the main contractor was his brother Will Bell. Modece Architecture are well known for contemporary architecture and sustainable design.

This property is completely off grid, with the exception of mains water. Electricity is generated by solar panels and stored in battery cells. 

Internally, the property has a very contemporary feel and hitech features. 

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Domestic Extension Near Bury St Edmunds

Designed and built by Dan Balmer of Broadoak Construction this domestic extension incorporated modern living with a design sympathetic to the original thatched cottage.

In addition to the extension and detached cartlodge was provided in the grounds.