Our experience and knowledge comes from hands on restoration and consulting on some of the finest properties in our region and far away. It was 1989 when one of our founders started his first restoration project working on a Jacobean property. Since then our projects have included complete string survey and full restoration of a badly damaged C17 parlour wing on a grade II former medieval hall to restoration of a badly damaged listed property following a major fire. Our core competency is traditional carpentry including green and seasoned hardwoods with skilled craftsman but we are not limited with traditional plaster, infill and stone masonry to name a few more.
Grade II Listed Parlour WingBadly neglected timber frame requiring complete restoration. Initial string survey and material analysis carried out. Line drawings were created and a detailed timber plan drawn up. Modern brick infills were removed and each timber was numbered accessed inset and where necessary carefully removed for repair or reinstatement. All carpentry was carried out onsite with traditional hand tools. Over 87% of the original frame was repaired rather than replaced.
Grade II Listed Farm HouseReinstatement of close timber frame, original porch and windows
Terracotta inset stoneDuring rebuild of a London landmark the original terracotta insets (removed 20 years previously) were cleaned and reinstalled. Cleaning was by an in-house biodegradable formulation. No high pressure water system was used and they remained on the transport pallet throughout the cleaning process.
Traditional Blacksmith repairs to damaged trussRather than replacing the truss, a traditional onsite forge was used to fabricate a stirrup strap complete with hand forged bolts. Saving this Tewksbury truss and reinstating structural integrity.
Our in-house specialist services include XRF analysis, 3D survey systems, site investigations included GPR for void / hidden foundation location or finding lost treasures and history of your home. You see we are not simply another restoration builder but passionate artisans in our mission to save and restore our Countries rich heritage, one building at a time…