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Simon says it’s been worth the wait…

Simon says it’s been worth the wait…

As you approach Kilnwick Percy out of Pocklington you’ll see the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds – This rural pocket has stunning views and has provided a beautiful location for Simon and Fran Ackerley’s new build.

Their remit was to design a traditional farmhouse with a modern twist as the family home for themselves and possibly even generations to come. It’s certainly been a mission achieved. The main design, planning and contractor was Anderson York Ltd., this relationship proved to be a great team in making some exciting material choices. Paul Anderson was instrumental in recruiting some of the best local tradespeople including the highly acclaimed roof slater Alan Shaw of York.

The Ackerley family faced a dilemma as they looked at sourcing the roofing slate but decided the premium of the welsh natural slates was well worth it. The penrhyn heather blue welsh slates were supplied by Burton Roofing Merchants of York. The stone window sills were complemented by reclaimed stone ridge and hip tiles. York handmade bricks were chosen which give instant character and warmth. A contemporary choice was made for the rainwater goods as they selected the Lindab steel gutter system which makes a striking statement but ultimately benefits very low maintenance.

Owner Simon commented that the long term view has ruled in most instances as they didn’t want any regrets. The finished project is a real pleasure to see and has had a lot of press coverage ever since including the Yorkshire Post and also within the ‘ selfbuilder & homemaker ‘ publication – For further reading click here.