The Old Manor House – Work Progresses

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Timber stud-work erected in preparation for the Oak framed roof structure. Weakened timber exposed further in preparation for flitch plate. This requires support. Further brick replacement internally and externally. Internally this will be exposed as a feature wall.

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The Old Manor House – Opening Up

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Opening up works exposes inferior brickwork, which will require substantial brick replacement. Exposure externally uncovers an extremely weak lintel requiring immediate support.  

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The Old Manor House – Kitchen

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Opening up works to the kitchen exposes the original brick floor (laid directly on the soil) and deteriorated Oak framing as a consequence of insect attack. Both will need preserving for prosperity. The Oak beam is to be strengthened with the introduction of a Flitch plate. The brick floor will…

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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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