House Renovation

Repairs & Renovation – A period property, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Renovation Specialists Seamans Building, Bury St Edmunds began the repair and renovation works to this period town house property in the heart of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk for our client The Bury Town Trust, late 2020.

Site set up has been established and the investigation carried out for the safe isolation of supplies. The below photo shows the historic building standing in Baxter Street in much need of some TLC!

Following demolition of the extensions and the careful removal of the low-level render to the chimney we discovered the old bressummer beam, which would have supported the brickwork above the fireplace opening in the adjacent terrace.

Further demolitions expose a section of rotten soleplate and historic repairs to each corner at the rear of the property show where it would have joined the neighbouring properties.

Scaffold erected and further investigation of the timber structure is carried out and drainage is tested.

The remaining scaffold was erected to all elevations allowing the removal of render at high level.  Exposed original window openings reveal signs of timber decay and insert attack.

Week 5 saw the removal of all the external render.  The entire structure is wrapped for protection.  The chimney has been shored up with supporting scaffolding to alleviate the threat of its collapse.