We were happy to complete another paint job for a front and rear elevation of a building. With two coats of paint on the masonry and two undercoats and two top coats to the door. This included making good to the rendering to the elevation of the wall front and back. To remove old blown render where necessary to the firewall and chimney stack.
As can be seen, the chimney was in a poor condition and the whole off the top of the chimney had to be rebuilt. The before and after speaks for itself.
A diseased oak tree had to be taken down. The tree was too dangerous to climb for a tree surgeon to work off. So we were called to supply access for the local tree surgeon company, so that they could take the it down top to bottom, bit by bit.
When called out to repair chimney stacks a common problem is eroded pointing. In itself this may not sound too serious, but if neglected it will hasten the onset of more serious problems such as instability, water penetration and even disintegration. In the case with this job loose flaunching needs to be completely hacked off and replaced with a suitable mortar mix, waterproofed and carefully moulded so it slopes outwards to disperse rainwater.
We also repaired the flashing down the side of the chimney with the mortar mix.
We won the contract to repair and paint the windows and door in Hastings, as you can see in photographs exposure to weather and moisture penetration into gaps and cracks contributes to the growth of rot on wooden window frames.
Once rot begins, it can spread quickly, and whole sections of a frame can begin to crumble away. Although the damage may appear beyond repair, you can often make seamless restorations with two-part wood fillers, which contain either epoxy or polyester. These are easy to shape and harder than the wood you’re repairing, however in this case some of the wood was so bad that we had to replace parts with new sound timber, once completed we primed and then painted the front windows and door with two coats of paint to the highest standard.
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