Work Commences At 40 St Helens

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Storm damage to a “Sussex Roof” has resulted in further improvements to the splendid six-bedroom house including chimney replacement/rebuilding, structural repairs and details reinstated internally.

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Plumpton Pit Stop – Roof Repaired

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The tiles were stripped off to reveal that the battens were rotten and had totally disintegrated, after replacing the battens the tiles were then slipped into place – this took us almost two days of solid work to complete.  

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Plumpton Pit Stop – Painting Commences

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All of the external woodwork was stripped of existing paint. Linseed oil paint was used to ensure that the wood could breathe. This is a more expensive paint but apparently lasts 2 to 3 times longer. It does however take days to dry and get absorbed by the wood.

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The Old Manor House – Drainage

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Continuous drainage problems arise at the outset, which is dealt with efficiently by DJH Restorations. It was found that the route of the Ditchling Village pond (not belonging to The Old Manor House) overflow pipe passed directly under the location of the proposed extension. This needed to be moved to ensure…

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The Old Manor House – Work Starts

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Demolition work exposes inferior soil conditions and troublesome drainage that will need resolving ASAP. The trench does however expose the existing brick foundations that are exceptionally deep.

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NPPF 55 GAINS PLANNING

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Sleepy Hollow has achieved planning permission on the 11th of September 2015. It was a long journey bringing our vision for an organic design to life. Faced with hurdle after hurdle, we maintained our resolve, and after developing the design over a number of years, we were able to simultaneously maximise passive…

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Plumpton Pit Stop – Door Repairs

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The door was on the verge of total collapse. It was therefore removed and all of the rotten timbers either replaced or repaired. The bottom rail was totally replaced in hardwood. The lower section of the Stiles were cut out and replaced in hardwood. The Muntins were removed and the…

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