This former Chapel had previously been converted into living accommodation. We were initially tasked to resolve a water ingress issue in the upper bedroom. Our team identified the leadwork beneath the copings as the primary cause.
To rectify, the heavy stone copings were removed in order to renew the leadwork beneath. Furthermore, the lime mortar had been washed away over the years and needed repointing.
The client also asked us to replace a number of failed double glazed-timber window units, including leaded lights.
The completed list of works consisted of:
- Sympathetic hot water steam cleaning to the sandstone & brickwork.
- New leadwork formed beneath heavy stone copings, which were rebedded & pointed in lime.
- Rebedded the roof ridge tiles on a new bed of lime mortar.
- Replaced a number of broken Welsh Slates.
- Lime patch pointing to the red brick & areas of the sandstone.
- Repaired loose render covering a former opening.
- Coated new render in a sandstone coloured paint to suit the stonework.
- Repointed the failing terracotta window headers with lime.
- Removed leaded lights, replaced a number of broken panes, traditionally releaded.
- Replaced failed double glazed units in timber window frames.
- Repaired & painted the timber frames.
- Repointed the yard’s stone pavings with lime mortar.
- Cut out the water damaged internal bedroom plasterboard & patch repaired.
- Full repaint of the bedroom plaster & woodwork.