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Xanthus

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Xanthus

Built in the 1800's by a Captain Morgan, this is a lovely example of a beautiful seaside property in Aberdyfi.

Once purchased, the new owners were keen to modernise the property whilst maintaining the character of the house. The property had been renovated some years previously, but from the start it was obvious that a number of ceilings, floors and walls were showing signs of distress and needed to be re-worked.

With the removal of the internal walls and ceilings it became evident that major structural work was required.

We contacted a local structural engineer to provide us with the calculations and plans to improve the integrity of the building, and bring it in-line with current Building regulations.

As with many properties in Aberdyfi, damp was a major problem, due to the structure and location of the house, which backed on to a large rock face. Using the latest damp proofing and drainage systems, we were able to neutralise most of the damp problems, which had plagued the property for many years.

Along with a new roof, windows and doors, the property had two new bathrooms installed, a new gas central heating and pressurised water storage system, slate flooring, with electric under floor heating, a new kitchen, external stone paving and complete redecoration.

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We wanted to keep the work local so Dyfi Renovations were one of the companies we contacted and we were immediately impressed by the knowledge and enthusiasm shown by them about the way the renovation work should be tackled. We knew it needed to be someone we could trust and have confidence in because the amount of work required would not be clear until the job was under way.

The attention to detail was superb and such ideas as the addition of the corner stones to the exterior of the building and the detailing of the skirtings and architraves made all the difference. The complete project was made easier by the fact that all the new plumbing and central heating system, new bathrooms, tiling and Kitchen were all taken care of by Huw and his team making it a one stop shop saving us the hassle of sorting out different tradesmen for each section. This was our first major refurbishment project and would have no hesitation in using him again should we venture onto another project.

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