Bakers of Danbury carried out a large renovation project at the Fox and Raven Public House in Chelmsford Essex.
A substantial timber framed building with a sand and cement finish, the property had suffered from major water ingress from the roof and valley gutter level resulting in substantial timber decay.
The removal of cement render also revealed widespread beetle decay.
The restoration project
An extensive timber and roof renovation programme was undertaken. A key factor was to retain the original features and to keep the historical essence of the property.
The roof was stripped of its tiles and major repairs to the roof frame began. Timber resin repairs were carried out which is an ideal method used to preserve as many of the original timbers as possible. Once this was completed the roof was reinstated using the original tiles.
A stainless steel EML mesh with lime render was applied externally. Inside, it was necessary to remove a number of lath and plaster walls and these were reinstated with new laths and a lime render finish.
The Fox and Raven is now open for business!
After more than a year, the pub has now reopened with a complete transformation to both the interior and exterior, a new beer garden and a new menu. You can take a look here.