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Heritage and Conservation

 

Worcester University, Former Royal Infirmary
Historic Restoration


Desertoak Ltd were contracted by Morgan Ashurst West Midlands branch to undertake several conservation tasks on the Former Worcester Royal Infirmary Historic buildings. One is to prepare the walls back to a suitable condition to redecorate. This involves removing the peeling and loose paintwork and severely blown plaster which has to be replaced with Traditional Lime Plaster to the walls. Ceilings are being replaced or patched with new Lath’s and lime plaster. We are also undertaking the works associated with pigeon infestation and redecorations throughout. Our works were completed over 11 months.

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Glebe House

Full refurbishment to this Grade II Listed private residence to include new kitchen layout bedrooms & bathrooms from structural alterations to final finishes. External Cotswold stone garages and ancillary buildings

This country house estate is owned by Sir Christopher Evans OBE.

This property is on a large estate and the contract included external restoration of the stonework, roofs, leadwork, rainwater goods and windows. Internally, every room was stripped back to its original features, many of which were listed; walls were removed to enlarge certain rooms like the Kitchen and Reception, prior to each room being fully refurbished. The works within the rooms included new Fireplaces, fibrous plaster cornices (to match existing), specialist joinery, a Mark Wilkinson Kitchen, stretched fabric to walls, stone and marble floors and high class fittings generally to all Bathrooms. The property was empty throughout the works, with the Client visiting at weekends. Desertoak Ltd were the Main Contractor with Lane Fox from Cirencester acting as the Project Manager and Chester Jones from London were the Designers. This project was carried out over a period of approx 8-months.

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Larches Farm House

The Larches Farm country residence is owned by a leading UK fashion designer. This Georgian Farm House was extremely run down and was in need of full refurbishment, from the roof right down to the basement.

This project was carried out over a period of approx 11-months and to the value was £1.2M.



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Concord House

Refurbishment of the façade and rear elevations including the roof to this Victorian building. External decorations, stone replacement/repairs, new roof finishes and lead work

Project Duration 10 weeks

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Alveston Manor Hotel and Conference Centre

Over the last few years, Desertoak Ltd have carried out various refurbishment including alterations and decorations to the bedrooms and bar area’s, new works to the entrance canopies and various maintenance items ranging from rebuilding garden walls to minor decorations to this lovely old Tudor Hotel

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Whitehall Court

This apartment in this stunning Listed Building is owned by the CEO of an American banking organisation.

The property has been fully refurbished to a very high standard and includes a bespoke lacquered Macassa Ebony Kitchen, a stunning Master Bathroom clad in beautiful black and gold Portoro Marble, Specialist Bespoke Joinery throughout, polished plaster walls and paint finishes by the Artist Nick Fer.

This project was carried out over 18-months and has a project value of £1.6M.

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Chartist House, Bath

Refurbishment of existing 4 storey Grade II listed Georgian property comprising new partitions, suspended ceilings, removal of existing spiral staircase, new staircase, mechanical and electrical services, decorations and finishes.

Project Duration 14 Weeks

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