David Rudge Associates

Listed Building Repairs in Staffordshire

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Timber Frame Replacement in Listed Buildings

  • Posted by:
  • Paul Marren
  • Tags:
  • Timber Frame Replacement, Listed Buildings Restoration
  • Posted date:
  • 30-10-2014
Timber Frame Replacement in Listed Buildings

Timber Frame Replacement in Listed Buildings

Replacing or repairing timber frames in listed buildings may be necessary if the original features have become damaged, infected by woodworm or rotten. A great deal of care and research needs to be instigated before any listed building has work done on the replacement of any timber features.

Original materials need to be matched as close as possible or the replacement timber must be able to work in the building alongside the original structural materials. Replacement work needs to look identical to the original design and also consideration of the expansion and contraction of the materials needs to be understood.


Timber Frame Restoration in Listed Buildings

When considering timber frame restorations in listed and historical buildings, the following observations need to be replicated to retain the original features of the building:

  • The type of timber used
  • The dimensions and condition of the timber
  • Treatment and Surface Finish of the Frame
  • Position of frame construction
  • Original assembly marks
  • Decorative features and mouldings details
  • Location of any distortions and damage

Wood used within elements such as deep mouldings, door heads, panels, large boards and wide braces need to be a dry and stable material which will not distort due to shrinkage. Any repair work using materials that will be permanently bonded to an original material needs to be matched in surface type, colour, grain pattern and moisture content.

Timber Frame Work in Listed Buildings

David Rudge Associates work with each individual building to ensure that we have gained a complete understanding of the original design and materials used in the original construction. Listed building restoration work needs to be undertaken by experienced and knowledgeable experts or it will not get approved by the local authority.

Our dedicated team conduct in-depth research into the original features and building materials used in historical buildings so that any refurbishments and maintenance retain the character and work with the structure of the property.

Call us today on 01889 504219 to discuss any work on listed buildings in Staffordshire and the surrounding areas or complete our contact form.