Lime Plastering Renovation Restoration
We repair existing internal lime finishes such as plaster and lath or plaster and reed. We also provide many types of new lime plaster finishes.
Conservation of Historic and Period Buildings
We conserve or restore original features of historic and period houses whether it is in stone, brick, timber or any traditional building material.
Planning & Listed Building Consent
We offer advice on listed building consent and how to bring out the best of the historic features in your property. We liaise with the Local Authority on your behalf.
A basement room can add value and much needed useable space to your home. We can use either traditional techniques or modern materials to achieve the look and feel that you want.
Cast Iron Guttering
We calculate the right size gutters and downpipes to use for your roof to check that the current size is appropriate. We would then take down the old guttering, prepare, re-paint, refit and renew sections beyond repair.
Re-pointing transforms the look of your building as well as repairing the defects within the masonry. We can repoint stone or brick masonry façades, where desirable we match the original colour and style.
Timber Floor Restoration
We carry out pre-sanding repairs renewing damaged boards with a similar species either in new or reclaimed timbers. We sand the boards to the desired level and stain to match or leave natural as is required protecting with hard wax oils.
Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment
Damp can cause rot to your timbers, cause moulds and spoil decorations. Damp can also lead to a poor internal environment with musty smells. Getting an accurate diagnosis of the cause of the damp is important.
We are specialists in the treatment of dry rot and wet rot. We try to minimise the need to remove affected timbers using a holistic, environmental approach with the targeted use of the least toxic chemicals in the management of fungal decay.
A room can be transformed by the design and choice of colour schemes. We can provide advice on historic colours and schemes as well as the more modern use of colour. The aim is to complement the style of your property whilst putting your own stamp on it.
Chimneys that are in a poor state of repair can collapse and or leak dangerous fumes into . We can repair and reline your chimney to current building regulations and install a new wood burning stove or traditional fire and fire surround.
Under Floor Heating
We can install under floor heating as part of the floor restoration service. Or we can design a floor to go on top of your own plumber’s underfloor heating whether it is in timber, tile or stone.