Oak Pergola and Limestone Patio



Kemp Developments were asked to undertake the refurbishment of some derelict stables at the rear of a Georgian house on North Bar Without, in Beverley.  The house was a “Listed” building and its outbuildings are therefore also listed as a consequence.  The buildings had deteriorated to a point where they were in a very poor condition; structural engineers therefore recommended large parts of the structure were rebuilt.  The completed building was to be used as a garden Annex incorporating a games room, kitchen, garden room, cloaks room and potting shed.   The building therefore had to be upgraded to a habitable standard but of course had to be sympathetically treated in view of its listed status.  The original building incorporated a well used, but poorly built, patio and pergola; we were requested to incorporate high quality replacements into the refurbished building.  The new pergola was designed and built on site by our carpentry team and made from air dried oak to ensure it would last for generations to come.  Internally the games room features an oak king post roof truss and an open ceiling.  The stone flags used for the patio run through into the ground floor garden room to make it a truly flexible and low maintenance space.