Last year we told you about a unique project that B&E Boys were undertaking in Hale Village. Work began in June 2017 to a building set within a conservation area, rebuilding, reroofing and rethatching a cottage that had suffered significant fire damage for Churchtown Estates Ltd.
We are pleased to announce that the works were successfully completed in February.
The work involved was both complex and varied. Masonry works was inclusive of: bringing masonry down to lower lintel level, removal of rendering, specialist cleaning of masonry, replacement of lintels and then the rebuild of the masonry walls along with required chimney repairs.
Internal work includes a strip-out of all floor and wall coverings, as well as internal plaster works. In addition, internal joinery works consisted of the replacement of the softwood timber staircase. Internal decoration works were also completed.
M&E works were carried out and other works included the likes of the provision of a new kitchen and sanitary fittings, fireplace works and provision of floor covering.
The centrepiece of the property is its roof, and it is in the roof that the unique nature of the project really came from. The traditional thatched roof was constructed using solid timber spars and solid oak timber trusses, and using traditional skills. As well as the thatch roofing works, timber joist and truss works were completed.
Other works completed on the project included the provision of scaffolding, asbestos removal works and a variety of external works – decorations to timber, masonry and metal and landscaping, paving and driveway works.
B&E Boys have a proud tradition, not just of undertaking large-scale projects, but also ones that are unique or slightly unusual, as this project certainly was. Restoring and refurbishing buildings to their former glories is also a company speciality. We blend the use of cutting-edge and the latest building methods with traditional ones, such as with the reconstruction of the thatched roof of the Church End property.