Danbury Palace Coach Houses
Danbury Palace Coach Houses are part of a private country estate which has been transformed into 45 luxury houses and apartments in 8.5 acres of landscaped gardens only 5 miles from Chelmsford station.
At the beginning of World War II it was used as a maternity hospital and after the war, a large part of the estate was bought by Essex Country Council, with the house and other buildings being passed to Anglia Polytechnic University. The property was registered as a grade II listed building in 1987.
Wilson Property purchased the development in 2014 with the intent to convert the main building into flats and add new properties to the estate, estimated to cost around £25M.
As part of the re-development, the Coach House was converted into six mews houses, retaining the historic feel of the estate on the outside, but encompassing all the contemporary and modern finishes that many homeowners aspire to.
Specialised Fixings, a valued customer of ARP, won the contract to supply and install the rainwater system to the Coach House.
The Coach House’s traditional style of pitched roof with dormers, a red brick façade and grade II listed building, meant that the rainwater system had to meet the restrictive planning requirements, as well as fit the aesthetics of the property to heritage considerations.
The products specified were the Legacy Half Round Cast Aluminium Gutter and Colonnade aluminium downpipes and swept offsets. The system was polyester powder coated by ARP’s in-house facility to a leatherette gloss black finish.
Legacy is ARP’s cast aluminium range manufactured to replicate traditional cast iron profiles and was therefore the ideal solution. Made from aluminium it is non-corrosive and light-weight for easy installation. The system is strong, durable and needs minimal maintenance, but also enhances the finished appearance of the refurbished grade II listed building, whilst preserving the properties traditional appearance.
The Colonnade circular swept offsets, exclusive to ARP, not only offer a clean, smooth appearance, but also ensures a better flow rate to traditionally made mitred offsets. ARP’s circular swept range is also available in 1 and 2 part offsets, bends, shoes and also non-standard angles.