This 19th Century property, in Hambledon, Hampshire, had been neglected for many years and required complete refurbishment to both the interior and exterior.
The roof was in a very poor condition with failing roof tiles and hence it was decided to replace the roof tiles complete with a mix of Keymer hand made clay tiles. During this process, we renewed areas of defective roof timbers and the perimeter cast iron rainwater goods. We also discovered the original colour of the paintwork within the roof timbers – it was identified and used to repaint the house.
The perimeter verandah was also in a parlous condition and required restoration throughout with repairs to the woodwork and roof covering.
New openings were carefully formed within the flint work for the new window positions – yellow buff bricks were sourced to match the brick quoins to ensure the elevations were not unduly disturbed.
The interior of the house had become soaked and required damp and timber treatment to the timbers of the main rooms. Some floors were renewed with demolitions as required to remodel the kitchen and family rooms.
New plasterwork followed with the restoration of the rooms, sash windows and shutters overhauled to the delightful curved bays and the timber floors carefully stripped and sealed.
Mechanical services were replaced throughout to ensure a constant supply of hot water and heating and fitments were installed to the kitchen and bathrooms.
GF – Entrance Hall, Stairs, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Study, Hall, Kitchen and Family Room, Larder, Cloakroom and Conservatory.
FF – Hall and Landing, Master Bedroom and Ensuite, 3 further Bedrooms, Ensuite and Family Bathroom.
A lovely property in a splendid position within the South Downs