The owners of this listed farmhouse asked Georgian Brickwork to rake out and re-point the East and West facing ground floor external walls using methods discussed and agreed with the local conservation officer. The work included ‘tidying up’ an area of brickwork on the corner of the building where previous works had resulted in an untidy finish comprising brickwork and timber in front of an oak beam.
The poor brickwork and timber cladding were removed and the corner was rebuilt using red imperial bricks. The challenge was to blend in the replacement brickwork, overcome the slight variation in the levels on each side of the building -and align the bonding and colour of the replacement bricks with the original brickwork. The work was carried out by Michael Alderman -the newest member of the Georgian Brickwork team, and as these images illustrate….. the corner of the house has been transformed!
What do the homeowners think?
“We required the ground floor walls to the original part of the building to be re-pointed and wanted to employ experts in the use of traditional lime mortar. From the outset Charlie and Tim gave us confidence that they would do a first rate job that would be both sympathetic to the building and aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Charlie liaised with the Listed Building Officer quickly obtaining agreement for the proposed lime mortar mix including the colour and finish to the joint. The work was carried out without a hitch and to the highest standard of workmanship with keen attention to detail and was just what we had hoped for. We are thoroughly delighted with the result and it was a pleasure to have Charlie, Tim and Michael working on our home.”