House renovation at Baxter Street, Bury St Edmunds

Repairs & Renovation – A period property

Renovation specialists Seamans Building, based in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, 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 in late 2020.

As with many of our home renovation projects, 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!

Refurbishment Bury St Edmunds Suffolk

Following the demolition of the extension 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 exposed 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 is erected, further investigation of the 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 shored up with supporting scaffolding to alleviate any threat of collapse.

About Seamans Building

Seamans Building, based in Bury St Edmunds, provide a wide range of home extension & renovation services, from small house extensions to large house renovations or home refurbishments.

Contact us for more information about our house renovation service.