Barker Street - Nantwich

Barker Street - close up

Byrom Clark Roberts worked hard to achieve a cost effective solution to the traditional timber frame structural repairs (utilising traditional repair methods and techniques) on this architecturally and historically important dwelling in the centre of Nantwich, Cheshire.  

Brief

The property is a Grade II Listed dwelling that has a rich and varied history as a former agricultural building forming part of a larger farm estate. Byrom Clark Roberts were appointed by the client to carry out design work, prepare architectural drawings and obtain Listed Building Consent - the project required liaison with the Local Authority Conservation Officer. Our client’s brief included undertaking structural repairs to the timber frame and improving the thermal performance of the infill panels that would be effected by such repairs. The panels were half brick thick and would need to be dismantled to facilitate the structural repairs. 

Challenges + Opportunities

The main challenges within the project was to remedy the various structural timber frame defects, carry out repairs in a sympathetic manner and retain the character of the property. Our initial inspection identified that the structural integrity was compromised as various frame junctions and connections had suffered from significant timber decay due to lack of maintenance and historic inappropriate repairs that had accelerated deterioration in the sole plate and various post bases. Repairs were required to achieve effective structural connectivity. 

Strategy

Barker St - in progress

The property was occupied for the full duration of the works – this aspect required careful co-ordination and sequencing of the works with full consideration of the occupants. This was achieved through effective structured tender documentation and contractor selection.

Services

The Building Surveying division of the practice was instructed to provide Design Project Management, Project Cost Control, Design from concept to completion, Building Conservation advice, Co-ordination with Local Authority Conservation Officer, Contract Administration that included agreeing cost variations, cost reporting, negotiating and settlement of the final account and issuing of appropriate payment certifications.

 

  • Project Type : Grade II Listed Building
  • Project Value : £48,000
  • Project Status : Complete
  • Start / End : Construction commenced November 2015, completion February 2016. Total Contract Period – 12 weeks. 
  • Contractor : Robinson’s Preservation Ltd, Salford. 
  • Last Updated : 11th November 2016

 

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