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Work: Restoration of old farmhouse, external works and swimming pool.

L&G was involved in every aspect of this amazing project, from purchase, up to completion. This is a unique 300 year old farm house, restored with passion. The top floor includes for 4 beautiful bedrooms, all with en-suits. The lower floor is equally superb, a beautiful sitting room with sofas and armchairs to relax whilst watching TV or a movie on the cinema screen, a lovely snug complete with wood burner, fully fitted kitchen, stunning dining room and a cave room which houses the ground floor toilet.

The automated iron gate introduces to the outdoor gardens. Hard landscape involved all sides of the house. The stone pavings feature an area of “Sanpietrini”, the traditional cobble stones layed using the old technique, in-use since Roman times. The fully furnished terrace faces an heated infinity pool and the jacuzzi.

The schedule of works was intensive. The beautiful stone walls had been covered with plaster. This was removed to bring the charm back, and all original features were retained and enhanced. The house required extensive structural works to comply with earthquake regulations. The original timber beams were retained, but only with esthetic pourpouse. In fact, the load bearing is now on the new floor added on top. The corner walls were reinforced with “betoncino”, a lean mix concrete mix sprayed on te wall, reinforced with iron mesh. On top of the walls a reinforced-concrete collar (cordolo) was added to increase the rigidity. A new roof was built.
All internal and external works were completed in less than one year.

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Materials used: Stone
Intonaco (render, floating and setting)
Concrete C10/15 (Magrone)
Concrete C25/30 (Pool and wall)
Concrete C15/20 (Cordoli – Flooring)
Sprayed Grout (Wall toothing – EN 1504-3 class R4)
Injection Grout (wall injection/filling – EN 1504-3 class R3-CC)
Steel B450C
Roof – Chestnut D35 a norma DIN 1052-UNI EN 338
Joints Steel FE 360 (Norme UNI 5744 –UNI 10011 – DIN 1052)
Stirodach EPS/tarpaper cm. 6

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