Kennington Avenue
Bishopston, Bristol

The renovation and alteration of this charming Georgian period house in Bishopston, Bristol was a pleasure for our team to complete for the clients who had recently moved in.

The project

The works were fairly substantial and had to be phased to permit the clients to continue to live in the house whilst the works were ongoing.

The complete re-felt and batten of the roof of the property we could undertake without delay, and both the front and rear bay window roofs were stripped and re-done.

Internally we began by insulating and re‑plastering the external walls of the spare rooms, re-glazing misted windows and installed a new utility room ready to serve as a makeshift kitchen during the main kitchen re-location. One of the bedrooms was divided to create a new en‑suite, fitted with a new window, shower, toilet and basin and needed to be completed before we could renew the main bathroom. The ground floor cloakroom was also fitted with a new window – both inside the original limestone surround.

A quantity of original lead pipework was discovered and had to be renewed, and the incoming water main was replaced from lead to modern MDPE/Alkathene to water board approval. A new high rating combi boiler was then fitted to make the most of the much improved water flow.

The chimney breast in the dining room was removed and structural steel members installed to support the brickwork above. Once complete, a brand new kitchen could then be moved in from the extension at the rear into the former dining room and fitted to our exacting standards. The former kitchen had to be stripped back, new patio doors installed and the walls re‑finished. The whole area was laid with solid oak flooring and looks fantastic.

A new fireplace was installed to the master bedroom, new skirting boards, picture rails and architraves where necessary, new internal doors hung, the front wall was partially removed and the end re-built to permit the front yard to be repaired and used for parking. The stonework to the front of the building was re-pointed and cleaned and water ingress to the bay window repaired.

The clients remain very happy with the work and their testimonial can be found on our projects page.