We like to remain a bit different, so if there are any odd features or quirky jobs that you can’t find anyone else to do we are happy to take a look.
I personally enjoy the challenge of something unorthodox, out of square or seemingly impossible. Take a look at this Grade II listed door that had all but fallen apart, it had woodworm and all the grooves that housed the tongues of the centre panels had split. The client was trying to replace the door that involved listed building consent until I suggested we repair it. When I conversed with the conservation office he gave me verbal agreement to proceed with the work as I was keeping the original material and adding less than 5% of new timber sections to repair the damage. After completing the repairs I tried to maintain as much of the original paint through preparation of the door before painting it over with primer ready for the oil based coats.
Example – Window repair (West Meon)
This window was in desperate need of repair! It’s in a grade II listed building so it had to be repaired.
The problem was the opening casement had been patched up so many times it was falling apart and was no longer suitable to be swung off hinges. I removed the opening casement to take back to my workshop and assess. The work we did was extensive.
When the first casement was repaired I returned it to site. I removed the remaining casement (casement 2) that was fixed into the frame (It never had hinges to allow it to open). The freshly repaired casement (casement 1) then went into that opening and got fixed shut in replacement of casement 2. (The benefit to this was that casement 2 was in much better condition from the start because it had not had previous attempted repairs) Casement 2 then had minor repairs and this has also been shown in a series of 15 photos. On my return to site I fitted casement 2 into the opening with hinges so they would be able to open it as it would have been originally. The window was fully restored and decorated.