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32 Friarn Street Bridgwater Somerset TA6 3LH

An Ancient House

Phase I - External Works Summer & Autumn 1999

Roof Works (West Country Tiling)
Stripping of roof, replacement of decayed timber (including oak wallplate on NE elevation), preservation of reed-and-plaster attic ceilings on old ceiling joists, new lead box gutters & valleys, felt, batten and retile with existing Bridgwater clay single pantiles, new Doulting stone copings at front, reused Hamstone copings at rear.

Repointing rear elevations (P & J Cattermole & S Butler)

Rake out, repoint in matched lime mortar (Limebase Products, Isle Brewers). Complete to lowest platband.   pictures

Sash Windows & Front Door (Ventrolla)

Refurbish or renew to exact match and install perimeter draughtproofing system.   pictures

Casement Windows (S Butler, Brown's Glass & Glazing, Blacksmithing by Madregal Designs, Edington)

Oak and hardwood frames, contemporary with brickwork, restored. Leaded lights renewed where present (two sets) or recreated (eight sets). Opening casements fitted.   pictures

Outhouse (P & J Cattermole)

Roof stripped, new timbers & wallplate, felt & batten, relay Bridgwater & Highbridge double Roman clay tiles. Window reinstated and west elevation strengthened & repointed.

Front Elevation (S Butler & P Cattermole; Dulux Decorator Centre Wylds Road)

Repair defective cement-base rendering. Repaint in Dulux Heritage Colours (Georgian) Cream & Spanish Brown.

Porch Canopy (P & J Cattermole & Limebase Products Blacksmithing)

Brackets modelled on Toll House, Monmouth Street. Oak table and dressed lead code 4 over, taken up to platband. Conjectural from several photographs.   pictures

Contact Details
RoofingLime and metalworkWindows
West Country TilingLimebase Products LtdVentrolla Wessex
Marsh FarmWalronds Park19 Clevedon Road
BlatchbridgeIsle BrewersNailsea
FromeTauntonN. Somerset
SomersetSomersetBS48 1EH
01373 46222401460 28192101275 810322

29 February 2000