TIMBER FRAME RESTORATION & REPLACEMENT
Staffordshire, Shropshire, Cheshire and Derbyshire
Are you looking for timber frame restoration & replacement in old or listed buildings? We offer expert restoration services for timber framed buildings.
Timber Frame Restoration in Listed Buildings
Replacing or repairing timber frames in listed buildings may be necessary for maintenance. We can help if the original features have become damaged, rotten or infected with woodworms.
Several details apply 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
Consider the wood used within elements such as deep mouldings, door heads, panels, large boards and wide braces. It needs to be a dry and stable material which will not distort due to shrinkage.
Be aware that any repair work uses materials that will be permanently bonded to an original material. This needs to be matched in surface type, colour, grain pattern and moisture content.
The Need for TIMBER FRAME Repair
Any repair work you do must address the underlying causes of the problem rather than treating the symptoms to be effective.
A good maintenance regimen can help keep repairs to a minimum, but repairs will still be required from time to time.
Repairs may be required if a structure has been neglected or earlier repairs have failed.
In the past, inappropriate materials for repairs might have hampered the structure's capacity to 'breathe'; for example, concrete blockwork and cement render were employed to replace wattle and daub panels in a timber-framed building.
David Rudge Associates specialises in the rehabilitation and replacement of timber frames.
We deal with historical, period, and listed properties throughout the UK. Timber frames in listed structures may need to be replaced or repaired for upkeep.
We can assist you if the original features have been damaged or infested with woodworms. Several elements must be considered when contemplating wood frame renovations in listed and historical structures. Our committed staff does extensive study on the original characteristics.
We evaluate the building materials utilised in historic structures. This is done to ensure that any renovations or upkeep preserve the character of the property while still working with its structure.
If you have historic timber that needs restoring, feel free to email us - we'd be happy to find all the ways we can help you and provide the information you need.
We have consistently found ways of working around your timber problems. If you haven't found the service you want to be listed below, feel free to send us a message - we like to help as much as we can and give you peace of mind.
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We provide our services and techniques across the whole of England, making sure that you achieve the frame restoration you deserve.
We always aim to conserve your timber frames using our efficient planning, knowledge and research in each project we undertake across England.
Understanding the Causes of Defects
Having a detailed grasp of how your home has evolved through time is a fantastic place to start when it comes to house repairs. Inspecting the structure and materials is also a good idea.
Knowing what's creating an issue will help you determine how to address it and focus your efforts on what's genuinely important to keep your house secure.
If your property is particularly historically significant, extra archaeological and architectural study, structural documentation and interpretation, and appraisal in a broader historical context may be required.
Our Timber Frame services include:
Call us for more information on timber frame replacement and restoration of listed buildings.
For advice on historical buildings, please don't hesitate to get in touch 01889 504219. We work throughout Staffordshire, Shropshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire and beyond.