This Shropshire contract involved the renewal of several bespoke timber fascia, bargeboard and finial details. The project involved a multitude of our tradesmen including scaffolders, slaters, bricklayers and our joiner. The process was a follows:
Firstly we responded to an initial enquiry with an on-site consultation between one of our knowledgeable contract managers and our prospective client – to inspect ‘The Grange’s’ decorative roof joinery details. After gaining an understanding of the customers’ requirements, we were able to recommend a specification and provide a quotation, which to our delight was accepted. Subsequently we agreed a start date with our customer.
In Spring 2019 the project commenced and our scaffolding team erected an eaves level platform to the perimeter of the building. Following scaffolding, we agreed to meet up with the local ecologist conduct carry out a Bat survey before intrusive works begun. The survey found no Bats present and therefore the Emerton’s Joinery team proceeded to carefully strip off the bespoke bargeboards, finials and soffits from the first gables ready to be taken back to our Joiners workshop ready to be replicated.
Unfortunately, the removal of the original and highly decorated bargeboards revealed a series of rotten end rafters and wall plate/purlin end details. This meant the timber restoration project grew and resulted in our teams, splicing, bolting and lapping in new sections of quality joinery grade timber to supplement the existing structure. In the process, our slating and bricklaying teams were called to site to remove and reinstate areas of slating and brickwork respectively, to allow our joiner access back to sound timbers.
Meanwhile, back at our Nantwich workshop, our talented joiner used a variety of hand and machine tools to carve, turn and subsequently recreate the unique timber bargeboard and finial details. These bespoke details then receive coats of oil-based primer, undercoat and gloss, to ensure the joinery grade timber had the best chance of a sustained and long-life expectancy.
The timbers were soon carefully transported to Ellesmere, where one by one they were carefully cut and fixed into position. Once in situ, the timbers all received a final coat of the eye-catching ‘Celtic Cream’ paint and the job drew to a successful conclusion.
At Emerton Roofing, we prosper upon using our wide range of skills and resources to complete bespoke projects such as the recreation of these special bargeboards. We invite you to view step by step images of this fascinating project below.