From restoring to replacing
Out of all of our project work, period renovation is often one of our favourites. Oxfordshire and the surrounding countryside have some of the most beautiful examples of Victorian, Georgian, Regency and Edwardian properties in the UK and we are delighted to have worked in many of them.
From restoring or replacing “like for like” heritage sash windows, with their classic traditional weight-and-pulley mechanism, or beautiful casement windows set in stone mullion window frames,we love working on period renovations.
Roof renovation often requires us to source original slate tiles and we have become experts in both Georgian stucco and lime rendering and in the use of lime mortar for repointing brick and stonework. Repairing brick and flint, grand stone or marble columns, wrought ironwork, and beautiful chimneys has become second nature, we love bringing the external splendour of your property back to life!
The inside of many of these properties are usually breath-taking with their often generous room sizes, internal arches, tall ceilings and the intricacies of their period features. Our skilled artisans can restore fluted pilasters, wooden panelling and decorative friezes, and can sensitively conduct cornice work, and bring ceiling roses, picture and dado rails, and beautiful fireplaces back to their former greatness.
On hand to deliver your vision
Whilst a large part of our work is recreating the look and feel of your period property, there is usually the opportunity to modernise the thermal efficiency, insulation and acoustic performance of your home. Our skills are in doing this sensitively so your home is warm and cosy and efficient to run whilst retaining its period splendour.
Using the latest wireless entertainment systems, we can provide music, television, and high-speed broadband in every room in the house but either hidden in ornate cabinetry or located unobtrusively within the décor. Alternatively, combining new technology with period features is a popular design choice. The contrasting aesthetics make a bold statement but combining heritage features with modern living can create a truly exciting living space. Obviously, the design choice is yours but we are on hand to deliver your vision.
Our full decorating service and access to the best interior designers means that we can advise on the best colour scheme and decorative wallpaper to achieve either a sympathetic or a stunning renovation of your home.
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