W.G. Carter Ltd


James Robertson

81a Eaton Road, Appleton, Oxfordshire, OX13 5JJ
+44 (0)186 586 4626

For more than 70 years, WG Carter have been a contractor of choice for architects and homeowners looking to transform their projects into breathtaking homes.


Over this time our skilled craftsmen have built an enviable track record in the restoration, repair, and preservation, of luxury large houses that we are justifiably very proud of.


As specialists in the construction, renovation, and refurbishment of high-quality residential homes across Oxfordshire, the Cotswolds and surrounding counties, our reputation is forged from a meticulous attention to detail and a culture of collaboration with client, architect, and the wider professional team.


We have a loyal team of highly skilled craftspeople, site and contract managers that work together with the architect or specifier and the client to deliver stunning homes that will delight owners for generations.

Example of work 1
Conversion of a grade II listed stable block to luxury, high tech entertainment space. Under full scaffolding and a temporary roof, WG Carter stripped out and renovated a dilapidated listed Cotswold stone stable and coach house block, converted it into a luxury entertainment space. Retaining the distinctive character of the stables whilst adding contemporary design and detailing to the interior has created a stunning recreational space with a bar, lounge/sleeping area, snug, home cinema, games and art studio with a new kitchen and shower room.
Example of work 2
Award Winning Oxford College Refurbishment WG Carter undertook a major refurbishment and restoration project to replace the roof of a Grade I listed building for Worcester College, Oxford. The original building was constructed in the 1700’s and still houses a number of traditional Oxford university staircases with student accommodation, Fellows rooms and seminar rooms. A certificate was given at the 2022 Oxford Preservation Trust Awards acknowledging the pivotal role of WG Carter in preservation of the College.
Example of work 3
Sensitive Modernisation of Grade II Listed Cotswolds House Having been ‘updated’ in the 1980s, the new owners wanted to restore the original features of this grade II listed property whilst at the same time modernising the house for today’s lifestyle. The external fabric of the Cotswold stone house was given a gentle refurbishment and complete redecoration. The majority of the metal windows were replaced or refurbished, and the slate roof was overhauled with the flat roof over the main entrance being completely replaced with lead. Internally, there were significant alterations to the layout of the ground floor to form a large opening between the dining room and the kitchen. A new kitchen, utility area and secondary kitchen were installed along with a staff office. WG Carter also converted some outbuildings and stables into a pool house, outdoor kitchen, and staff cottage.