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Originally built in 1958, the exterior of this this hillside property in Kent has remained almost untouched in all this time. Although the windows and shingle roof has been replaced, the cedar wood shingles on the walls remained intact and have lasted for almost 60 years!
When the current owners approached us about improving the insulation and replacing the shingles, this was something that excited us very much.
We decided to replace the cedar shingles with cedar horizontal boarding and dressed the fixed boarding with Texnap 22 oil on completion.
We had to apply for full Planning Permission due to the location of the house. The insulation and re-cladding work was completed under a Building Notice through our local Building Control. The Building Notice enabled us to start work as soon as the Planning Permission was granted.
The pictures demonstrate the procedure of adding insulation and fixing the cedar boarding, in addition to the ‘before’ and ‘after’ shots.
The work was completed in just over two weeks.
In addition to new builds and extensions, refurbishments and alternations to existing and sometime tired Colt buildings, can improve lifestyles and even add value to your home. This is evident of the recent changes we made to a Colt house built in the late 1930’s. When approached by the owners with this historic Colt house, we were delighted with the enthusiasm the client had for their home and set about discussing the ideas they had to make the best improvements! Read more
The beginning of March (2017) presented our first extension of the year and an interesting one too! The challenge with this one was supporting the first-floor projecting bedroom whilst we built the foundation below. Four supporting posts and a beam had to remain until we built the perimeter wall of the new extension, so the […]
At the beginning of December, we were urgently required to supply and install twelve windows in a bungalow in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire for the new owners who had very recently moved in. The white uPVC window sub-frames are stained African Walnut, blending nicely with the recent pressure washed and stained cedar boarding. Towards the end of […]
New book! - COLT HOUSES THE HISTORY OF W H COLT SON & CO LTD by Clive Kennett