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Finding the ingredients for a MasterChef semi-finalist

Claire Bruce’s Dungeness cottage with its new cedar cladding

Invvu project manager and CIOB member Chris Lamb has helped a recent client – 2021 MasterChef semi-finalist Claire Bruce – make her plans for her cottage in Kent come true.

In 2020 Bruce wanted to transform 300-year-old Lloyds Cottage in Dungeness, but was struggling to find a builder to undertake the works.

Invvu Construction Consultants conducted a measured building survey, drew out the existing layouts and got to work with Bruce – sketching ideas, discussing budgets, changing layouts and suggesting energy efficiency options. Invvu then prepared a tender pack and invited various companies to bid for the works, which were won by Addison Construction and Civils.

The new sun room at the rear of the cottage offers panoramic views of Dungeness’s unique landscape. The new cedar cladding was carefully sourced and the previous cladding used to create a one-of-a-kind bespoke kitchen/diner floor with the old Lloyds Cottage lettering still visible underfoot.

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