Our roles of Contract Administrator and Principal Designer begun in 2018 when we were instructed to oversee external repairs and redecorations to the rear elevation. Two elevations have been completed and phases 3 and 4 have begun.
Phases 1 and 2 addressed the defects to the front and rear elevations and included the complete refurbishment of the bell tower, turrets and architectural stone mouldings. Many of the coping stones were in a dangerously poor condition and large sections of render repairs were detached from the original stone and many of the encased metal fixings were corroded to an unsafe extent.
Following a thorough and delicate clean we undertook extensive specialist stone repairs, replacing whole Bath Stone elements like-for-like and carrying out sympathetic repairs where possible.
Like the stone, the brickwork had been previously repaired to a poor standard. We hacked off the sheet render repairs which were throughout and hiding heavily delaminated brickwork behind. Where bricks were too badly deteriorated they were replaced with Lambs red-brick to match the existing and we carried out a full re-point using a lime base mortar in order to allow the brickwork to breath and move, and prevent further cracking in the future.
Phases 3 and 4 to run concurrently are about to go to tender at the time of writing and involve further brickwork and specialist stone repairs as well as repairs to the pitched roof and replacement of a flat roof section to the Bredgar Road and Antolla Road elevations.
Here are some before, during and after photos.
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