The Folly & Boat House

The Folly

Year Complete – 2023

Project description

A Private Client commissioned Shingler Construction to build a folly using traditional methods. Sandstone from a local quarry was used, and stone quoins were dressed on site to provide the finishing details to the apertures which look out onto the lake.

As the folly was situated on a man-made island, six-meter-deep piles were used to stabilise the build. Inside, access to the top was via a bespoke spiral staircase which offered panoramic views over the grounds.



Boat House

Project description

The Boat House was constructed using traditional building techniques. An oak cruck frame provided the main structure of the building, which also had a thatched roof. The walls were finished with lime render using an old lath and plaster method.



The project was managed by our Site Manager, Hugh Mortimer.


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