joinery conservation and repair
We repair and conserve the joinery of historic buildings.
New components are made and skillfully scarf jointed to the sound remains of the existing fabric. Traditional joinery techniques are used and appropriate timber species obtained. Repairs can be made in situ or the units removed for restoration. Sash windows are frequently entirely reglazed and painted in workshop conditions before they are returned to site to be rehung.
Our standard glazing bars are 17mm wide and machined from solid timber. Cutters are made to order to copy existing mouldings for buildings.
Traditional linseed oil putty glazing is offered with Crown glass. We will also glaze with annealed glass and epoxy sealed, ultra-thin sealed units.
We frequently liaise with Conservation Officers and planning departments.
We write and submit applications for Listed Building Consent and can prepare Statements of Significance for conservation projects where historically accurate replacements are to be specified for protected buildings.
Tom Marston is a member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC).