As Colin approached retirement, he decided to build a wood-workshop to support his hobby of furniture making.
Colin needed a comfortable, attractive building which sat well within its environment. Colin asked us to build the workshop in a manner that made the best use of all available space.
Colin was thrilled with the result. We were able to complete this project on time, on budget, and to Colin's exact specification.
“I chose to go with Evolve because I got a really good feeling during my initial meeting with Mark Ebbage, one of the Directors. He was professional, friendly, and gave me total confidence that my money would be well spent. It turned out to be a great decision - now I have the perfect environment in which to whittle away the hours!”
C Daulton, Ketteringham
This project was actually built for one of Evolves Directors - Mark Ebbage.
Planning permission was already in place to allow for a significant increase in square footage. We spent long periods drawing out ideas, working through material options, and ensuring that the end result was going to match Mark's imagination.
The entire team loved the creative freedom experienced throughout this home extension project, and we're particularly proud of the result.
“When I found this property, I knew it had potential. Planning permission was in place for a dramatic increase in square footage, and I had a realistic budget available. My friends refer to the vaulted feature ceiling as my ‘mini-grand design’! I'm really proud of this project and the way it shows Evolve's ability to turn design ideas into useable construction plans that fit within a budget."
On this project we were responsible to the Financial Director of Norwich City Football Club for the construction of a double enclosure sub station.
This project allowed us to demonstrate our skills as civil engineering builders. Being within 50 feet of a substantial river, subsidence was a major consideration while preparing the foundations. In addition to the subsidence risk, we discovered upon excavation that the soil was littered with the discarded remains of old buildings and materials.
Our solution was a practical application of the Engineer's designs. We ensured structural stability by constructing a reinforced raft foundation.
“Completion of this sub-station was an important stage in the development of further housing around the football ground. It was crucial that all contractors were able to work to a common plan and timetable and to work together as changes occurred. We felt that Evolve bought a certain ‘can do’ attitude to the project which ensured that the sub-station was completed on time and to specification.”
This is an exciting project which is currently ongoing for a local property developer.
We love working on listed buildings because each project has its own unique quirks. Ensuring that the end result satisfies both the client as well as the regulations is a challenge we enjoy.
We're very pleased to report that this build is on time, and on budget - despite the total lack of pre-existing square corners or level surfaces!
“Having seen the work that Evolve has produced for other clients, I had no doubt that I could trust them to handle the regulations and complexities of our Grade II Listed Mill Conversion. In addition, we have been impressed with how well Mark and his team understand how critical the budget is on such a high-end investment property. We believe the success so far is a direct result of their comprehensive initial estimate and their ongoing project management.”
Jon Spalding, Norfolk
Like many homeowners, the clients on this project wanted their loft conversion to add value to their property, while giving them that 'extra space' they had always wanted.
Noisy neighbours had become a problem for this couple, so we needed to ensure that the finished product was a silent and peaceful retreat.
We achieved this by using modern insulation methods and materials.
“By converting the dead space in our existing loft, we were hoping to create a comfortable, private space that was free from all exterior noise. However, like most private homeowners, we were hoping to add value which meant that our budget was limited. Evolve were amazing – they listened to our particular needs and delivered the exact result we were hoping for, on budget!”