Work continues on a project that began in October 2018 on 3 Shaws Fold, a National Trust property and Grade II Listed Building in Styal Village, Cheshire. The project involves an extension to a traditionally-built Kitchen, as well as reconfiguration work, masonry repairs, lime pointing and lime plastering.
B&E Boys Ltd have been tasked with completing a full strip out of the cottage and creating a kitchen extension to the rear of the property in traditional style. The full refurbishment also includes a new bathroom and kitchen. All workmanship and finishes have been completed in strict accordance with the guidelines set out by the National Trust.
The work that the National Trust does to protect and conserve wildlife and to look after some of the most beautiful land and landscapes across the country is absolutely vital. In all the Trust has 250,000 hectares of countryside and 780 miles of coastline. Heritage sites are an important part of the National Trust’s work too and the North West is rich in these. They provide a fascinating link to the past and the history of the UK and are fantastic days out for all the family.
Quarry Bank Mill and Styal, near Wilmslow, Cheshire is one of Britain’s most important industrial heritage sites as it gives a fascinating insight into how an entire industrial community once lived.
3 Shaws Fold is a part of a traditional and historic building that consists of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6/7 Shaws Fold. The property was formerly a farmhouse and farm buildings dating back to the early 18th century. They were later converted to 7 mill workers’ cottages.
The tight-knit community of mill workers, shopkeepers, bakers and farmers in Styal Village dealt with the challenges of the Industrial Revolution and created a community spirit that continues to this day.
B&E Boys have extensive experience and a proud record of working on heritage and restoration projects. The extension we completed to Grade I Listed Building, Townley Hall in Burnley was a real challenge. However, it was an extremely rewarding one and we consider this to be one of our flagship projects. The Shaws Fold project continues our work with the National Trust, having previously renovated and restored the Village Farmhouse on the Dunham Massey Estate in Cheshire.