professional conservation of historic & period properties
Conservation of period properties and historic buildings requires careful consideration, planning and expertise to ensure the correct approach is used for the work. Woodlouse Conservation have built a reputation for understanding local buildings, architecture and building methods to conserve some of the regions more recognisable properties. We are skilled in lime plastering, rendering and pointing, stonework, cob work, wattle and daub, lath and plaster, ingle nook fireplaces and much, much more. To discuss your conservation project please contact us today.
sympathetic repair and restoration in wiveliscombe, somerset
The 15th century arch entrance to the old Hancock Brewery (located in the historic market town of Wiveliscombe) was in a state of ruin. The Malthouse Flats commissioned Woodlouse Conservation to conduct a sympathetic repair to this once proud statement of architecture. This project required stone repairs and repointing with a matched lime putty mortar. Whilst carrying out the conservation works, we had the privilege of exploring the elaborate tunnel and cellar system once used to distribute ale from the brewery to the cellars of local public houses.
Building techniques and materials used in the past are very different from those employed today. Traditional buildings need to `breathe` in order to allow moisture inherent in a traditional construction to evaporate from the external stonework or render