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Works Carried Out at The Old Rectory, Plymtree, Cullompton

The works to the Old Rectory consisted of cleaning and restoring the Portland stone fireplace and the brick throat of the fireplace. The next stage was to then work on the steps at the main entrance and rear doors of the building.

Fireplace

The Portland hearth, ember barrier, and surround were replaced with slate finished to a polished half-bulldozing finish.

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The Steps To The Rear Doors And Main Entrance (Blue Lias)

Steps To The Main Entrance

The steps to the front entrance were delaminating and flaking.

 

To restore the steps, the top 20mm were taken off the bottom step and tooled to match the existing along with an indent to the front-left corner.

 

The flaking areas to the top step were removed, a polyester resin was put in place to preserve the step and then worked down to match the profile of the step.

 

 

Steps To The Rear Doors

 

We restored 4 steps to the rear of the property:

 

Step 1.

 

An indent was tooled to match the existing, then fixed into place once all the delamination was removed.

 

Step 2.

 

A small indent was fixed into the front of the step and tooled to match, and a mortar repair carried out to the front profile of the step.

 

Step 3.

 

The block was pinned to the right-hand side due to a crack running through the step. Polyester resin was applied to areas where flaking had occurred, then worked down to match.

 

Step 4.

 

Was a complete replacement due to the step being beyond repair.

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