This Grade II Listed Georgian town house front door, frame and surround had all deteriorated beyond economic repair. Richard prepared a specification and rationale for the Historic Environment Officer as part of the process of gaining permission to make the necessary like for like replacement. The new door frame incorporated a modern draught reduction seal. The original ironmongery was reused and a new lock introduced to achieve current insurance standard of security. All painting was undertaken and re-finished after leadwork and remedial rendering were complete.
ST AUSTELL QUAKER MEETING HOUSE
This project was 2 years in preparation, liaising with the Premises Committee of this Quaker Meeting and the Historic Environment Department, and waiting for funding to come through. The four windows on the south elevation of this 1829 building had been extensively repaired, but had gone beyond economic repair. The glazing bar moulding detail on these windows required special cutters to be made up in order to be able to match it. Every glazing bar joint had to be scribed by hand because the moulding was so delicate. Richard worked in conjunction with the builder appointed by the Quaker Meeting on the installation. This project was partially funded by the Cornwall Historic Churches Trust who visited to see the work after completion.
Located on the moor, this ancient property has been battered by the wind for years and was in need of a new door. Richard, in consultation with the client, designed and produced a purpose made cottage door in sympathy with the style of the building. He also produced various interior fittings.
MID CORNWALL SOUTH COAST
A modern take on a Cornish barn conversion. Originally the dairy for a substantial manor farm the building was converted to cottages some years ago, the current owners have undertaken a complete make-over. Set into a hillside the front elevation appears to be first floor, but the back reveals a second lower floor. Some original openings were retained, and various different floor to ceiling windows and door configurations have been achieved. Richard designed new windows and doors with a simple, traditional styling incorporating modern weatherseals and sympathetic ironmongery yet meeting current security requirements. Richard liaised with the local builder and the private Building Control Company involved, including producing specification and drawings for Building Control Approval.
NORTH CORNWALL COAST
Sitting on a clifftop in possibly one of the most exposed locations in Cornwall this property has been gutted by the new owners with the windows requiring an extensive overhaul and re build to stand up to the ravages of the winter storms and salt spray.
SOUTH EAST CORNWALL - FOWEY TRIBUTORY
A small Cornish cottage in a riverside village, located in a conservation area. All but one of the sliding sash windows here were replaced, maintaining the proportions like for like, and incorporating double glazing. Richard liaised with building control to agree a glazing specification which enabled the retention of section sizes and glazing bars in character thus not compromising the external and internal appearance of this cottage. All of the rear elevation casement windows were re-designed by Richard and produced to the same double glazing specification as the sash windows, thus not disturbing the internal reveals.
SOUTH EAST CORNWALL
A Georgian 4 bedroom property with period sliding sash window in need of extensive repairs this project was staged over a year to manage both the budget and disruption to the household.
Set at the end of a long driveway the gates to this large Victorian property set the tone of the grounds with their intricate detailing as you enter. After years of neglect the gates were on a sorry state of repair.
After careful removal, to ensure the unique detailing didn’t disintegrate, the gates were transported to Richard’s workshop to make patterns and rebuild the lower sections and make repairs to the upper sections.