Sopha in the Sun
Updated: Mar 11, 2019
Earlier this month I paid a visit to a recently completed project in Somerset: Sopha.This is the first time that I have been back since the shop has been opened and it was great to see the building fully fitted out and buzzing with visitors, having lunch in the cafe and browsing for furniture in the shop.
I was lucky to pick a bright day which gave some great pictures of the front elevation, showing off the restored brick and stonework, together with the newly constructed timber shop front. Internally the spaces proved to be well lit with natural light, largely from the north and east facing window openings which were reglazed with new timber sash units.
During the day I also caught up with the company who supplied these windows, David Salisbury, at their factory only a stone's throw from the site. Historically David Salisbury are renowned for orangeries, conservatories and for large commercial projects, and are now experiencing growth in demand for their bespoke timber windows and doors.
The factory is an impressive, highly mechanised operation, but still employs many staff to do the jobs the machines can't do, making a high quality and well crafted final product. We are proud to have worked closely with this local business, and with many others, who helped restore the George to it's former glory.
It is exciting times for Sopha who have already won local business awards, and we are wishing them the best of luck in their new home. For more information about the project do have a close look at my project page. For information about Sopha, please do visit their page and find time to visit the shop. The cakes are fantastic!