Category: External Maintinence

Linseed Paint Window Renovation

With the spring months approaching, they are, really they are. People start looking to the external of their property and one area that does require maintenance are wooden windows. While poorly fitting windows can be draughty, lack of maintenance can cause rot and dry window putty fall out, there are remedy and repairs for all aspects of wooden window frames. Last year we worked … Read More Linseed Paint Window Renovation

Traditional Glazing

Glass contributes a lot to the character of a building, the distortion from imperfections reflect light that modern glass does not equal. Traditionally glass was held in place by lead or a series of nails and linseed oil putty, with old glass panes usually holding air bubbles. By the late 17th century sash Windows were becoming popular throughout Britain leading to a rise in … Read More Traditional Glazing

Exterior Painting and Birds

Something that we come across every year when painting and maintaining the externals of property are birds. A lot of the time we are asked to remove nests because they ‘look unsightly’ or ‘the birds cause a mess’ but this doesn’t have to be the case. The UK is home to over 250 species of birds and we have to remember that we are … Read More Exterior Painting and Birds

Calming Colours

Just recently completed a simple exterior in a quiet village north of Llandeilo. Which I think is a perfect example of how to choose colours for an exterior. The original scheme was not dissimilar using differing shades of green, but the impact was a little lack lustre. The two shades of green ‘Eau de Nil’ and ‘Garden’ by Little Greene make a perfect combination … Read More Calming Colours

Where does the time go?

It is certainly that time of year where everything seems to come at once, weather, garden, work! Its good to keep busy but sometimes a struggle to fit everything in, like posting a blog. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been sorting out storage in the garden for work supplies and to keep things generally tidy, now I am not a builder but … Read More Where does the time go?

Abbeyfield House, Llandeilo

Recently¬†we had the opportunity to work on this listed residential building in Llandeilo. Everything needed coating from the gutters to the render. The current condition was not perfect, flaking paint, some rotten window sills and the lime render hadn’t been¬†touched in years. We scraped, rubbed back, filled where possible and had a local joiner to repair the areas that were too badly damaged. Once … Read More Abbeyfield House, Llandeilo