The works generally were carried out in three consecutive phases and comprised:-
Phase 1 — The Barn
Externally the barn was re-roofed with salvaged stone slates together with repairs to the timber roof structure. The elevations were completely raked out and re-pointed in lime mortar. All of the old doors and windows were replaced in oak. Internally the barn had plaster repair works, new oak stairs and a mezzanine floor.
Phase 2 — The Coaching House
Externally the Coach House was re-roofed in natural blue slate together with structural roof repairs. The elevations were completely re-pointed in lime mortar. The windows and doors were replaced in painted softwood in keeping with the period. Internally most of the floors were strengthened and re-boarded, new internal doors were provided, the building was re-plastered and fully decorated and new plumbing, heating and electrical systems were installed.
Phase 3 — The Main House
Externally the main house was re-roofed in blue slate with associated timber repairs and lead and copper coverings to flats. The elevations were substantially repaired and re-pointed. Most of the large sash windows were replaced and glazed with crown glass. Internally the works comprised new timber and stone floors, new ceilings, replacement matching cornices, timber panelling, plaster repairs, new and reinstated fire pieces, new joinery fittings, and redecoration throughout. New modern plumbing, heating, electrical systems were installed during the refurbishments.
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