Flint & stone repairs

Grade II Early C19th Mansion in Buff Brick & Galletted Flint work

 

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Condition & Survey:

  • Previous use as a care home and made redundant. Building ‘At Risk’
  • Previous inappropriate repairs throughout elevations
  • Water ingress throughout roof structure, chimneys & valleys
  • Damp & decay present throughout
  • Flint galletting failing and previous heavy cement repointing encouraging damp
  • Removal of later unsightly lean-to additions to front and side elevations
  • Ground drainage system, soakaways, gullys and rainwater goods to be replaced & overhauled
  • Windows and joinery decayed and require localised in-situ repair & replacement

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Schedule of Repairs:

  • Remove previous cement pointing and replace with lime mortars to buff bricks and flintwork
  • Replace lost galletting on a like-for-like basis
  • Remove unsightly lean-to addition to front elevation and replace with an attached stone portico abutting matching buff bricks and Galletted flint work
  • Chimneys to be repointed using lime mortars and replacement of lead flashings

Acknowledgements:
Flintwork: Mark North, Slindon, Sussex
Stonework: Shepherd & Grantham Stone Masons, Fontwell, Sussex

Testimonials
We have a Grade II listed thatched cottage which has required varying amounts of repair and restoration over the last few years. Ray has a wealth of knowledge and expertise working with old properties and has provided invaluable advice in both the planning and delivery phases. He has been able to guide us through the expectations of the conservation department, whilst always managing to take into consideration our needs and preferences both aesthetically and practically. He is reliable, arrives on time, provides ongoing progress reports and liaises to ensure we are happy with the work and progress. Ray’s attention to detail and his pride in his work ensures every aspect is covered and we have been delighted with the high quality work. It is a pleasure to have him working at the house and he ensures all is clean and tidy at the end of every day. He actively communicates and liaises well with other workmen. We have always been greatly pleased with the work Ray has done on our property and would have no hesitation in recommending him.