Interim decorations at high level
41 Flats, Penrose House, 16 Newsholme Drive London N21 1TW
Because funds were short the Client could not embark on a full decorations cycle. Being a converted hospital many windows were over 2.2m tall (the norm is about 1m) this meant the cost of a full decorations cycle was prohibitive.
Windows were assessed and the dormer windows prioritised as these were the most exposed and badly in need of in-situ repairs and replacements. The dormer windows suffered from exposed ply edges, slipped lead flashings and rot to the cills. Many windows no longer closed properly.
Our approach was to use the timber care in-situ resin repair system. To use the repair system you first clean all rotten and damaged wood by routering out the decayed wood and then building up a resin compound which can be moulded to the shape of wood in-situ. Afterwards you can sand down and prepare the resin as if it were wood for decoration. The advantage of the system is that it can save windows that would otherwise have been replaced, bringing cost savings to the client and environmental benefits also. The system can be used directly on the window, without having to dismantle or take the window off site. So it's a fast method of repairing causing minimal disruption.