Posted: May 09th 2021
by Sophie Twyford
Despite running two projects concurrently between November 2020 and March 2021, progress at the Samuel Wyatt vinery has not curtailed. So far, we have completed all works to the north range roof, including installing new guttering, fascia, sarking and welsh slates. Once this was achieved, we were able to carry out and complete plaster repairs to the first floor and install our newly restored window frames (see above).
This month the scaffold to the north side of the building was dismantled, allowing us to see a glimpse of what the building will look like once the restoration is completed.
On the south glasshouse side of the building, the new oak window sill, eaves plate and beaded mullions have been installed ready to receive the repaired windows. Once a repaired window has arrived back on site from the joinery workshop, we coat it in warmed linseed oil and two coats of linseed oil paint. The linseed soaks into the wood and conditions it, improving the longevity of the timber. The next step for the south elevation is installing and repairing the 21, 9-meter-long rafters which will allow the roof windows to be installed.