We have been busy this month with the ongoing project management of Coastguard Cottages in the heart of St Agnes. A stone’s throw from the office makes it very easy for us to pop by at any point if queries come up or if we just want to keep up with the speedy programme. This Grade II listed family home is a joinery focussed sensitive renovation project and we are lucky to be working with Doyle and Whitley who are the perfect team for the job.
So far on site we have seen the kitchen and dining room knocked through to create a large open plan kitchen and the lounge and study opened up which brings the property in line with modern day living. Layers and layers of 1980s wallpapers have been stripped, and it has been lovely to see the historical lath and plaster construction demonstrating the building’s heritage. Restoring the original timber sash windows has been a key aspect, ensuring the historical details are retained, whilst improving the thermal performance and insulation of the property for the future.
Doyle and Whitley removed the windows and carefully assessed the elements that could be re-used. Here are some photos of the process showing the windows stripped back to their raw timber, and restoration underway at Doyle & Whitleys’ factory in Liskeard, Cornwall. The South Elevation windows are now back in place on site, and the North elevation have been removed to undergo a similar process. This project is a true labour of love for our wonderful clients.