Rebuilding an Oak Porch and leaded windows.

There were two design issues with this porch  resulting in considerable rot . The roof did not overhang sufficiently to allow water to run off  into a gutter instead the water simply poured off the roof and onto the cills. The leaded windows were not rebated into the frames they were simply placed onto and not into the framesContinue reading “Rebuilding an Oak Porch and leaded windows.”

Removal of Collins windows

After the removal of the old windows and prior to the installation of the new replacements the cills in part needed to be replaced. It is usually the external component of the cill that needs to be replaced as this is the bit that is exposed to the elements. There are occasions where the rotContinue reading “Removal of Collins windows”

Herbert Collins Architect

Herbert Collins 1885-1975 was a British architect.He designed many suburban developments in Southampton primarily but not exclusively around the Highfield and Basset Green area of Southampton.Distinctive in their design and built during the 1920s and 1930s. Today their uniqueness is closely guarded with no deviation from the original design allowed and quite rightly so.There areContinue reading “Herbert Collins Architect”

16th Century windows

16th Century windowsIts nice to come accross such delights. The customer asked for a survey of these windows and I was suprissed at their condition some areas require a bit of attention particulary on the Oriel window which has a established mini forest of foilage hanging down. This will have to be removed.Repairs were undertakenContinue reading “16th Century windows”