Those of you local to Church Street may well have noticed that the building works are now gathering pace. The woefully out of character aluminium double glazed windows are in the process of being removed. Behind these are the original timber frames, boxes & sash weights. These are being carefully restored and any rotten areas replaced. New sashes are being manufactured off site, with modern slimline double glazing and draught proofing.
The first of the windows should be completed within the next week and we can’t wait to see this building improved with details as close to the original as possible. Around the rear of the property scaffolding has recently been erected.
The roof repairs started before Christmas finally made the building watertight after many years. This has drawn a stop to the internal damage being caused, and with time the drying out is progressing well.
The scaffolding will allow the completion of the roof work, and also the re-pointing and in part, rebuilding of the chimney breasts.
In addition to the roof and chimney works all of the guttering will be replaced shortly. The plastic gutters being replaced with some heritage approved aluminium items more suited for this listed building. Internally, the building has been cleared of the bars and the old ducted heating system. The previous false ceilings have been removed to reveal some of the original coving.
Over the next month we will hopefully see the demolition of the hall to the rear of the property. This will greatly improve the appearance of the building from the South, and the view to the Church.