Externally, there were significant works undertaken. Notably, the entire roof structure replaced, repointing and replacement of stonework, all of which were completed by expert craftspeople. New doubled glazed sliding sash windows where designed and installed reflective of the inherent historical characteristics. Remedial actions to the ground floor to address inherent damp and moisture issues.
The addition of attractive, contemporary paving to the courtyard combined with new railings to the surrounding stone wall enhances the building's setting as a prominent feature to Main Street.
Critical to the success of this project was the specification of materials and detailing to ensure the building would be suitable for the needs of the community. The aim to not affect the original features and overall character has been achieved. Building running costs are reduced through significant thermal improvements to the floor, walls and roof, together with new services installations.
Small details like these make a difference in how groups can serve their locality. Since Handover, we feel the building and the community have been improved as a result of this project. Seeing these positives is a source of pride, and we are grateful to have played a part.