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  • Client Mount Green
  • Contractor Marjon Builders Ltd.
  • Contract Value £136,828.00
  • Duration 2.5 Years
  • Address Knapps Cottage, Upper Street, Shere GU5 9JE
  • Development Refurbishment and repair of Grade II Listed cottage.

Project Description

The works at Knapps Cottage included the external conservation and restoration of historic timbers, flint panels, windows, lime render, cast-iron rainwater goods and the repair of the chimney stack. Also included was the replacement of the pentice roof covering. Internally, the works consisted of rewiring and electrics, the installation of heating provision, the replacement of the bathroom suite, general redecoration works and the installation of a fire detection and alarm system.

Critical Challenges

The key challenge with Knapps Cottage was balancing the needs of the heritage asset as historic fabric needing to be conserved, and the needs of the heritage asset as a safe and comfortable home that required repairs. In many instances, these needs clashed and required close liaison and coorperation with the Statutory Authorities to produce a sympathetic schedule of works that met both requirements. 

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