The stone porch featured in this example was required to weatherproofing and an extra design quality to a large stone built house in Chipping Campden. Local stone was sourced to compliment the existing stonework and reclaimed tiles were sourced from a local reclamation yard in Winchcombe.
The existing front door was re-hung in a substantial new oak frame and powder coated and double glazed metal windows were built into apertures consisting of quoined stone reveals and reconstituted stone sills and lintels.
After many years out of service these Iron Gates were in need of a complete overhaul. The refurbishment comprised of removing and re-bedding the original stone cap and finial pieces and removing the original iron hinge pins (hooks).
The gates and iron hooks were sand-blasted and the original bolt and fastening sections restored. They were then primed and top coated with two coats of cellulose black all weather paint and the hinges were adapted as below to accept three steel anchors which were located into the stone column sections.
The columns were refurbished and repaired using a hydraulic sand lime mortar and the original gates re-hung and adjusted to close as originally intended.
Following damage to the Church gates caused by a collision we were asked to replace the Church entrance gates, matching up exactly to the original design. This was the second replacement we have carried out as a previous collision had badly damaged the gates 20 years earlier.
The gates were replaced using iroko and the substantial gate posts were replaced in oak.
This example shows the construction to completion of an extension that was designed to increase existing space in a local Bed and Breakfast establishment.
The brief here was to replicate the existing constructional design whilst creating additional space and doubling the existing room sizes.
Discretely fixed supporting steelwork allowed the construction of the existing flat roof structure in a way that minimised the work needed in extending and insulating a new roof section, whilst an existing plaster- boarded ceiling was also retained and able to be made good and re-decorated.
Our recommended roof plan was taken up which included a 'Lantern' roof light as per the clients requirements which provided extensive natural lighting to the new space.
This contract required an identical stable door to be constructed along side an existing door, along with the construction of a reinforced infill panel of stonework.
The materials for this work, which were all sourced locally to the job in Laverton (Worcs), consisted of a robust 8" x 3" treated softwood frame with fanlight, reclaimed sawn stone from Winchcombe and 1" steel reinforcing bars from a nearby forge.
The stonework was bedded and pointed with a hydraulic lime and sand mortar and the stable doors were finished with strong hook and band hinges with large iron bolts to match the existing stable door.
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