Modernisation of windows bays, 1920s house.

The two first floor window bays of this detached 1920s house are clad with the original clay tiles that have decayed and darkened over time. The owner now wants to modernise and lighten the look of the bays by replacing them with cedar strip-cladding which itself will go silver over time… The old battens have been stripped and new ones fitted. The new cedar cladding arrives this week…

 

The edges of the new cedar bays have now been rendered to match the original house finish…

Renovations of photographic/artists’ studio begins…

Renovation and build of an artists’ and photographic studio.

Phase 1 of this interesting renovation project: removing the old, cold and leaky plastic roof, and in its place, building a new timber structure with a two-part flat roof finished with long-life EPDM roofing membrane. Temporary plastic coverings have been put in place until new bespoke timber roof-lanterns are built and ready to install…

 

 

Roof exterior showing the temporary plastic coverings on the up-stands built to carry the new roof lanterns that are due soon…