Due to the age of the property and the recent flooding of 2012, the floor and walls of the ground floor study were very damp, causing deterioration to the dwelling. Previous internal alterations had been carried out to the dwelling which were not "in-keeping" with the rest of the dwelling and were in need of restoration and repair.
WardmanBrown were asked to apply for listed building consent to create a large opening between the existing ground floor study and drawing room to create one room, and replace the existing floor to the study with a concrete floor and damp proof membrane to remove any future damp issues. As part of this work, we recommended that part of the existing plasterwork on the walls be removed and replaced with lime plaster to enable the walls to "breathe".
Other works included within this project were to remove the previous internal alterations carried out, in order to restore the original look and feel of the Grade II Listed dwelling. This included replacement of an existing en-suite bathroom and the creation of a second en-suite shower room within an existing study. A new opening was formed between the en-suite and the existing bedroom.
In order to achieve all this, we worked closely with the local authority planning department and conservation officers to ensure the new works complemented the listed building, and features incorporated matched the existing while providing a solution to the issues that were compromising the integrity of the structure.