We were recently contacted by a customer in Ulverston who owned a B&B. They issues with damp coming through the exterior masonry walls as well as wooden windows that needed restoring and a damaged chimney. Duracoat being expert water proofers and joiners where well placed to help with all of these issues. We collaborated with Pickering Scaffolding throughout this process to ensure easy access to the areas that needed restoring.

What needed doing…

Firstly, we needed to get the scaffold up, this was so that a comprehensive assessment could be done of the windows, chimney and walls.

Once we’d identified the full scope of work the priority was to stop the damp coming through the walls. To make sure the waterproofing lasted we fully prepared the walls prior to treating them, this means that the coating will properly take and last for many years to come. We use advanced weatherproofing systems which will create a resilient barrier between the wall and elements which will last for many years to come.

The next job was the restore the old wooden windows, replacing them was not an option without losing the visual appeal of the property, so restoring them was the next best option. Unfortunately, over time they had begun to rot and decay which meant they were no longer fit for purpose, letting in a draft and feeling unstable, not to mention looking unsightly. Our expert joiners restored the windows, making them look as good as they day they were installed.

The final stage of the property was to repair the chimney on the property. Over time chimneys need maintaining to ensure they don’t lose structural integrity and this one needed a bit of TLC. The scaffold ensured that we had easy access, and a combination of restoration and rebuilding had the chimney ship-shape in no time. The chimney restoration meant that it would be safe and fully functional for years to come, giving the owners peace of mind.

The final stage of the property was to repair the chimney on the property. Over time chimneys need maintaining to ensure they don’t lose structural integrity and this one needed a bit of TLC. The scaffold ensured that we had easy access, and a combination of restoration and rebuilding had the chimney ship-shape in no time. The chimney restoration meant that it would be safe and fully functional for years to come, giving the owners peace of mind.

The Result

The combination of waterproofing, restored windows and repaired chimney completely transformed the B&B. Once the scaffold came down the property was revealed and looked and felt completely different. Inside the property felt less drafty and was much more energy efficient, saving the owners money on heating bills. Outside the B&B looked much more visually appealing, meaning that people would be much more likely to book.

Get in Touch

If you have a home or business in need of maintenance or waterproofing please get in touch. Our team are experts at all things property and are also specialists in flat roofing. We will be happy to provide a free no obligation survey and quote.