This shelf was made using left over wood from the oak kitchen worktops that we created for the homeowner.

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We don't like waste, so we try to make use of all the materials we have when we are working on a project, and are always keen to create something bespoke for you.

It's the finishing touches that make a home... a home!

We made these shelves out of leftover oak from the work surfaces in the kitchen.

Re-purposing the wood has created a fantastic rustic look and feel to this country house - and we love it!


And sometimes these things are hard to visualise - like that new fireplace you're looking to get installed? How it will sit with the rest of the room, and will the colour match?

Because we do interiors as well as the main build - from plastering to painting, decorating to plumbing and fitting, we are used to seeing jobs through from start to end.

The homeowners in this house liked the brick work so much, they decided to keep it part-exposed inside the house.

But because brick is actually quite porous, it can be susceptible to the absorption of both dirt and moisture, so it does need to be treated: applying a sealant or acrylic-based paint to interior brick and mortar helps to protect against humidity.

There's nothing quite like a free standing roll top bath to make a statement in the home.

As the name suggests a roll top bath has a beautiful rolled edge all around the bath which creates a traditional and opulent design.

We installed this one in the master bedroom en suite as part of a second floor extension.

These hand painted radiators are made of cast iron; tailor made and hand fitted by the GC Build team.

Cast iron radiators are energy efficient as iron is much thicker than steel, so will hold onto heat long after the radiator has been switched off.

This style of vintage radiator is a great way to make a statement in your home!

Check out this hand built welly warming radiator!

It goes up the wall just like a Christmas tree and is designed so that when you come in after your blustery winter walk you can hang your wellies on it to keep them nice and warm.

And something for the dog lovers... a doggy shower!

We loved making this little dog shower - it's the perfect place to pamper your pooch, without getting your own bathroom in a muddy mess.

Outside the house, Cedar shingles are a great environmentally friendly alternative to traditional roofing shingle materials, they can also be used for wall claddings.

Not only do wooden shingles give your home a unique traditional look, but they are renowned for their insulation qualities, dimensional stability and natural resistance to the elements.

Cedar roof shingles contain a natural preservative making them uncommonly durable in their natural state.

Indian sandstone patio - 140 square metres and hand built stone walls, using local West Hoathly sandstone.
Sandstone is easy to work with, while at the same time, it's tough and strong.

It can come in a variety of natural colours, which means there's something for almost everyone.
Sandstone also provides a distinctive natural look which cannot be matched by manufactured alternatives (concrete and brick).

And the best part is? When sandstone gets wet the colours really pop, arguably making it even more pleasing to the eye than when dry!

These copper lights were chosen and fitted to match much of the pipe work on the interior of the home - we love the attention to detail.

Building a Rastone wall by hand.

Ragstone also known as Kentish rag, is a very hard limestone which has traditionally been used within the Kent Downs as a road stone, cobble or sett and as a walling block.

It was very popular in the 19th century construction industry and is seen in many local buildings, especially churches.

It's great to build things that fit with the landscape and the environment that surrounds it.