Tim Ellis Conservation Architect

Non-Residential Projects

Shopfront: West Street, Faversham

The Westgate Hall, Canterbury

New build: workshop and garage

Glasshouse for private Client

Boundary railings and gates

Glass link to the Westgate Towers

Café and museum, Canterbury

Repairs to boundary walls and gable

Repairs to boundary walls and gable

The gable of this Grade II* listed house was suffering from a variety of problems including from fractures, inappropriate repointing (carried out with cement mortar) and heavily spalled brickwork. Additionally, windows were a mixture of C20th Crittall windows and modern timber windows which were heavily decayed.

The boundary wall was suffering from similar defects as well as being displaced by a yew tree near the front boundary.

Traditional clamp-fired, handmade, bricks were used to repair both the gable and boundary walls and the brickwork repointed using lime mortar. The yew tree was reduced and the 'free' end of the wall rebuilt replicating the outward lean. Two buttresses were constructed on special foundations designed to counter the lean of the wall.

Purpose made joinery replaced the modern windows. Yorkshire sashes were used on the rear C19th wing with leadlight windows in the gable of the C17th house.