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Restoration of a Fire Damaged Farmhouse

Summary: Restoration of a fire damaged Grade II Listed farmhouse.

Challenge: Due to extensive fire and smoke damage the home needed internal and external restoration, as well as structural strengthening.

Solution: Bakers of Danbury recently carried out the restoration of a fire damaged Grade II Listed farmhouse. The oak frame was rebuilt to around 60% of the house, using traditional methods. Repairs carried out to the remaining oak frame included oak rafter repairs, joist repairs and structural strengthening to the whole roof.

Peg tiles were salvaged and reused. New peg tiles were introduced to match the original tiles. Traditional Lath & Lime plaster was applied to the walls.

Fire damaged timbers were removed and replaced with green oak using traditional joinery methods. Where possible good quality timber was salvaged.

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Subsidence Damage, Leigh on Sea Essex

Value = £160,000

Location = Leigh on Sea, Essex

Summary = To repair this property after it had suffered from subsidence. Subsidence repairs included the removal of render and installed expanded metal lathe repairs throughout every room within the property.

The porch doors and main entry door were renewed with new doors manufactured by Bakers of Danburys' inhouse joinery workshop. All ironmongery for both doors were preserved and refitted to the new doors. The glazing was also removed from the existing and installed into the new doors.

All rooms were redecorated including repairs and painting. Subsidence repairs were carried out to the front elevation external render in addition to repairs to the bay window.