This substantial family home in Great Shelford required masonry walls, Victorian sash windows renovation, and redecoration to provide a complete refresh. Located on a busy road in Great Shelford, the property is also subject to higher than normal levels of particulate pollution from passing vehicles, which contributed to the paintwork’s wear.
We begin work by sanding down all wooden surfaces, including window frames, sills and surrounds. Any repair work is carried out using Accoya & Tricoya wood. This involves repairs of damaged sections and, where necessary, lamination of frames with the wood. This provides a new layer of the structurally sound substrate which, once decorated, is indistinguishable from the original frame.
Repair of damaged window areas with this wood, in tandem with our resinous fillers, makes for a durable combination ideal for exterior exposure. Accoya wood also offers resistance to mould and warping over time and a manufacturer guarantee of 50 years above ground.
Following the above preparation, we are ready to begin spray painting but not before we have thoroughly contained the area by taping up and hanging a protective sheet so as to minimise any possible risk of spray-over.
We employ high-quality US paints for the woodwork, which give an extremely smooth and durable finish – exhibiting an almost glass-like sheen.
The masonry paint we selected for this job was a specialist exterior paint to which we added our own antifungal solution to prevent the possibility of mould or other fungus developing over time on any painted part of the building, helping it to maintain its pristine looks for years to come.
Despite the large proportions of this house, we completed all work within a week, leaving a fully refreshed property well protected from the weather and nearby pollution.