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Renovation of decayed timber windows and repairs of masonry walls in a listed property in Great Chishill, Cambridge

Completed in April 2016, this major wood renovation project in Great Chishill, Cambridgeshire was a challenge due to the extensive nature of the window and wall repair work needed, however, the results were impressive and the owners were more than happy with the finished product – a home that looked as good as new.

The process of window repairs began with sanding down the exterior wood to reveal the bare wood. This exposed rotten sections and holes that needs filling with resinous filler and Accoya/Tricoya wood. The home also required repairs to the masonry walls which were painted with Sandtex masonry paint to both protect them and prevent mildew and mould. An anti-fungal solution was added to the paint for exposed walls to further enhance the protective features. The exterior wood was spray painted for a glossy and smooth finish. Of course, all non-painted areas were protected from overspray with paper, tape and film.

This project took two weeks to complete – however if the weather had been kinder, it would have taken just a few days. The result was a fresh and clean looking home that is protected from the British weather for years to come.

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