Kresen Kernow Archive Centre


Kresen Kernow Archive Centre Project Details Project: Kresen Kernow Archive Centre Products installed: Specialist Design, Manufacture and Installation of Casement Windows Completed: January 2019 Wessex Restoration recently completed a commercial contract to design, manufacture and install specialist casement windows into a grade II listed building in Redruth, to be used as the Cornwall council archive centre. Kresen Kernow stands on part of the site of the former Redruth Brewery. The public research areas, exhibition spaces and learning rooms all sit within the former brewhouse. Redruth Brewery stood on the site for over 200 years, from around 1792 until it closed in 2004. The brewery was in its heyday in the … Continue reading

Case study: Timber sash window renovation and repair

timber sash window renovation

An exciting, completed project where Wessex were commissioned by Bath Spa University to renovate and refurbish a collection of period windows in Main House has now been completed. Timber sash window renovation and repair at Main House, Bath Main House, in Newton Park, is currently used by Bath Spa University as an administration hub. It is a Grade 1 Listed building, and was built in the 1760s by Stiff Leadbetter for Joseph Langton. The building is an exceptional example of early Neo-Classical architecture and is characterised by its hipped roof, balustrades and Bath stone front. It is currently owned by the Duchy of Cornwall. As period timber window specialists, Wessex … Continue reading

Refurbishing Grade II listed building at the University of Bristol

Tyndalls Park Road

15-19 Tyndalls Park Road, University of Bristol In 2013, we were contracted to renovate 30-34 Tyndalls Park Road, by upgrading the timber sash windows and supplying timber fire-rated doors. As part of the University of Bristol’s extensive renovations of period housing, offices and classrooms, we were invited back to undertake the restoration of 15-19 Tyndalls Park Road. Project Details Project: 15-19 Tyndalls Park Road, Clifton, Bristol Client: University of Bristol Main contractor: Beard Construction Ltd Products installed: Sliding sash windows with horns and traditional locks, four-panel wooden fire-rated doors and period timber features, including skirting boards, dado rails and picture rails. Project completed: Summer 2014 The project consists of the … Continue reading

Georgian timber windows for a Gloucestershire museum

Soldiers of Gloucester Museum

Soldiers of Gloucester Museum The former Custom House at Gloucester Docks has been home to the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum since 1980. After receiving a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the museum brought Wessex Restoration on board to renovate the building’s exterior. Specialists in large-scale restoration projects, Wessex was the first choice to bring this Grade-II listed stone building back to the 19th century. Project Details Project: The Custom House, Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum, Back Bridge Square, Gloucester Docks, Gloucestershire, GL1 2HE Client: Ministry of Defence Main contractor: Acclaim Contracts Ltd Products & services: Complete renovation of Custom House, including sash window repair, replacement and draught-proofing; restoration of louvered … Continue reading

Sash window restoration at a Somerset farmhouse

Mulberry House

Mulberry House, Wedmore Mulberry house is a classic example of a period property that required specialist care. The owners of this fabulous family home in Somerset contacted local company Wessex Restoration to carry out work on the exterior of their property. Specialists in restoration projects for more than 20 years, Wessex were the perfect choice for these homeowners-in-need. Project Details Project: Mulberry House, Wedmore – near Axbridge in Somerset Products & services: Draught-proofing and refurbishing existing sash windows, installing two new sash windows Completed: Phase 1 completed October 2013, phase 2 due for completion in March 2014 Built during the latter half of the 17th century and renovated during the … Continue reading

Bringing period charm back to Clifton’s university buildings

30-34 Tyndalls Park Road

30-34 Tyndalls Park Road, University of Bristol One of our projects during 2013 was the refurbishment of three University of Bristol properties. Built in the Classical style, these Grade II buildings were thought to have been built around 1860 by the Bristolian architect George Gay. The University owns 30-32 Tyndalls Park Road and has a long lease on number 34, and they form part of the Clifton Precinct at the heart of the university’s site. Project Details Project: 30-34 Tyndalls Park Road, University of Bristol Products installed: Sliding sash windows, casement windows, timber wall panelling and replica panelled FD30 fire rated internal doors Contractors: Beard Construction Ltd, alongside Bath-based architects … Continue reading

Specialist sash window restoration at Southmead Hospital

New sash windows at Beaufort House, Southmead Hospital, Bristol

Beaufort House, Southmead Hospital One of the original buildings on the Southmead site, Beaufort House is being painstakingly renovated to retain its original period features, as part of a hospital-wide redevelopment due to be completed by 2015. We helped restore its authentic period timber windows to their Edwardian originals. Project Details Project: Southmead Hospital, Bristol Products installed: Specialist installation of sash windows Contractors: Rydon Construction, commissioned by the North Bristol NHS Trust Completed: April 2015 Beaufort House was built in 1902 as part of a workhouse with a capacity for 68 poor or ill men and women. Over the years, Beaufort House has been used as a domestic store and … Continue reading

134 beautiful timber sash windows for Bath Spa University

timber sash window renovation

Main House Building, Bath Spa University We’ve completed a lot of projects over the years, from small single window replacements to large scale restorations. One project we’re currently involved in is the Main House Building at Bath Spa University. Project Details Project: Main House, Bath Spa University Products installed: 90 sash and pivot windows, 44 casement windows Completed: This is an ongoing project that’s due to be completed in Summer 2014 Founded in 1852, Bath Spa University began life as the Bath School of Art, later becoming the Bath School of Art and Design. The Main House, at Newton Park, was originally built for Joseph Langton and is currently owned … Continue reading