Blackstone renovated a three hundred year old, three-bedroom cottage in Wymeswold Leicestershire that was in such a state of disrepair it would have fallen down within a year of the project starting. A challenging and demanding project, Blackstone started work in October 2006 and worked tirelessly through the winter to get the job done. A wrap around scaffold was necessary to keep the cottage watertight throughout the season.
Based on a conservation area in Wymeswold, in rural Leicestershire, the cottage was totally revamped including restoring the dilapidated thatched roof to its former glory by re-roofing it. Gable walls were falling down and the crumbling chimney had to be taken out and totally rebuilt to conform to conservation standards. The renovation saw the end to the out of place 70s windows, which were replaced by hand-crafted new sash windows more in keeping with the building. After the installation of a new fireplace and new central heating, the cottage was completely re-plastered with the utmost thought given in advance to relevant electrical wiring needs.
There were so many varied elements involved in the task of project managing the cottage renovation that the value to the client of juggling time, cost and quality to ensure a successful and timely completion of the project was invaluable.
After the project was completed, Jane Sharpe, owner of the cottage said, "A big thank you to Blackstone for a job well done on a testing project."
"A big thank you to Blackstone for a job well done on a testing project."
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