Burnt down Victorian home restored to former glory...
When a fire almost destroyed Susan Reid’s 18th Century farmhouse in Marykirk, in 2012 she was devastated; and as she and her family looked at the four scorched exterior walls which remained they doubted that they would ever see their beautiful home again.
Fortunately D & H Developments had completed a number of extensions for a friend of hers and they had been impressed enough with the work to suggest that she gave Steven a call. When they met up at the scene, rather than the slow intake of breath that most tradesmen like to display, Steven was positive from the offset. And as he began to talk, his confidence gave Susan the belief that he might just be able to breathe life back into her dream home.
From that point onwards it seemed that nothing would interfere with the momentum of the restoration project. Steven resolved design issues that arose along the way, replaced countless period features to their former glory, completely rebuilt the chimneys to reveal the original windows, and even managed to work through the onslaught of another traditional feature… the Marykirk weather.
Aside from the joy of seeing her home fully restored, the lasting impression for Susan of the whole project was the friendly professionalism of Steven and his team. She says, “their workmanship and commitment to completion was tremendous, always happy to go that little bit further to turn a good job into a great one… they were a real pleasure to have around, nothing was too much bother and they communicated clearly at every stage of the project”.