Renovation and painting of windows and cladding in a grade 2 listed cottage in Barley
In July 2015, we undertook window and exterior wood repair work on a Grade 2 listed cottage. This thatched cottage also featured a granny annexe and was located in Barley, Royston. We knew that as a listed building, this would require a light touch to ensure that all features were carefully retained and we worked within the rules required for this type of building. Window renovation was high on the list of requirements, as many windowsills needed to be replaced and repaired.
The exterior woodwork on both the walls and the windows needed to be sanded down to the bare wood and any damage, rotten sections or holes were filled with Accoya/Tricoya and resinous fillers. To prevent rusting or paint staining, all metal nails were carefully primed before the painting could begin. The property was protected to ensure the spray painting process would not affect unpainted parts and the rest was spray painted using our specialist system and imported American paints.
In just ten days we were able to take this old and tired building and give it a new lease of life.