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.
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…
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.
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.