An opener damaged by wet rot

An opener extensively damaged by wet rot was rebuilt by removal of the bottom third and replacing this with new timber.
It had got to this sorry state because a wheelie bin was parked immediately in front of the window and being a thatch cottage there are no gutters. Thatch overhang drips water long after it has stopped raining.
The drip drip effect was much like standing under a tree after rain. The drips hit the top of the wheelie bin and splashed back against the window. In effect doubling the amount of rain that hit this window then otherwise would have.
Also the importance of a paint system that is a three layered system comprising of primer. undercoat and top coat was not adhered to so the window had no chance of not ending up in such a state.

Published by southamptoncarpenter

Traditional standards. Traditional tradesman. Traditional service. I have been a carpenter for over 40 years, 5 year apprenticeship as a boat builder, 2 years as a wood machinist, then a spell repairing furniture and manufacturing reproduction antique clocks. I spent a further 15 years working in a therapeutic environment passing on my skills, before setting myself up as a self-employed carpenter/joiner. As you will appreciate, I undertake a wide range of projects, so scrolling through the site map may well direct you to past work that may be similar to your requirements. The preferred way to contact me is by using the contact page on this site. However you can always ring me during normal working hours. Lead times vary depending on the time of year; small jobs I can often do promptly. I cover Southampton and I am also happy to visit Winchester and Salisbury areas, but a small fee will be charged.

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