complete renovation of a derelict building to create luxury chalet holiday accommodation & owner's apartment

Alpine farmhouse c1746 

This was a big project to convert a derelict building into a luxurious chalet providing holiday accommodation. As with all renovation projects a lot of the work was in the areas not seen at the end - such as digging deep trenches for water, electricity and sewage systems; digging down in the foundations and laying concrete sub-floors and insulation; renovating ancient beams by hand using wire brushes; massively complicated electrical systems; and a network of plumbing pipework for seven bathrooms, two kitchens and a hot tub with complex calculations for the "fall" of toilet waste pipes.
The roof was replaced with original tiles recycled from farmhouses in the area. All insulation and waterproofing is on top of the roof structure so the beautiful wood beams and slats could be seen from the inside. There was an enormous amount of carpentry work including structural beam calculations, extending the roof overhang, rebuilding balconies, creating structural floors, and building staircases.