This first stage involved meeting with the customer to go through the design and process of the job.
This project was to repoint the side and front elevation of the house along with a brick wall at the front; fit a sky light window in the top room; replace a lantern in the original ground extension and repair the sash windows.
Our architect worked with the listed building consent to get approval for the sky light in the top room. Whilst the Velux was being replaced we noticed that the existing roof beams needed supporting with additional structural beams.
MDC were involved to approve the cement used for the pointing, making sure it met listed building consent. To meet regulations, we had to provide samples of cement from the local quarry- G&B Finch, these had to be of the right colour and consistency.
Whilst the paper work and discussion with the council were in progress we started the repair work on the sash windows.
Once we had approval from the council, we had everything we needed to be able to proceed with the job.