Team bringing buildings of the past back to life

Mark and Karl Donner EMN-150618-162825001
Mark and Karl Donner EMN-150618-162825001

The loving restoration and conversion of a barn on a Wolds farm has led to the nomination of a quality award for the building team.

It took Mark Donner Ltd of Ludford nine months to complete the project at North Willingham and it has now been shortlisted for an LABC building excellence award.

“We are very proud and absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted,” said company director Mark Donner, who runs the firm with his son, Karl.

“We know we will be up against other good projects, but just to be shortlisted is massive for us.

“And it really means a lot that the nomination came from the West Lindsey building inspectors.”

The company has been nominated for the ‘best change of use and alteration of a building’ for work at Springbank Farm.

The project has seen the derelict building transformed into luxurious holiday accommodation.

“It all came together better than expected, with the mix of a good building team and faultless clients,” added Mark. “It is all about bringing these old buildings back to life within the guidelines of today.”