Repair Projects

Charles Brown & Sons, East Street, Colchester

A group of buildings dating from the 14th to the 17th century that were formerly the trading premises Charles Brown and Sons. This range of buildings were converted to three apartments in 2004 and the 15th century pack horse entrance reinstated. When this had been converted to a shop the 8" thick arch braces below the tie beam had been removed; our task was to put them back as well as face repairs to the mouled posts below.

Further along the range of buildings was a 14th century moulded window; this had fell out during the refurbishment work and needed re fixing along with a new mullion, post and a patch repair to the sill. To complicate matters, the rear of the window head had been blocked at a later date with a plaster panel that had the remnants of a 17th century paint scheme attached. The whole assembly was conserved (by Andrea Kirkham) and then carefully reinstated to its former position.

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