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Saturday, 18 May 2013

Restoring Shutters

On the large job we replaced the windows many months ago for new ones. In doing so we removed the old shutters and their surrounds that they sat in. These were a real feature of the house and the customer wanted us to make something similar to what was there before.
One of the windows with plastered reveals
 We reused the old shutters, but replaced all the ironmongery and the surrounds. First we refitted the shutters then built the surrounds around them as they were all individual sizes so each had to be built to suit.
We framed below the bay windows with 3x2 this meant they weren't quite so deep and could have a wider window board.
We cut a wide architrave and machined a rope bead on the front to match the other mouldings in the house (as well as machining a smaller architrave that sits on top). We then created a frame to bring out the architrave to give the shutters the clearance they needed before fitting it all.
 Once we had done that it was a matter of installing the window boards and plaster boarding the bay so the plasterer can get it finished next week.


Three windows finished and a lot of character added back into a large room.

6 comments:

  1. You do lovely work. I really enjoy fiddly work of this sort. Don't get it often enough though. Usually I get the nasty rotted stuff you saw on my last posting.

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    1. I have to admit that the work I've been getting lately is so good to do. this last year has been a great one work wise and to think most of it has been spent on one house!

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  2. Seems a shame not to, use the space below the windows, but the finished product looked nice.

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    1. Cheers Gorges. The space below is going to house the radiators and they're pretty big!

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  3. I love your windows and shutters. Do you have plans to add a window seat? Looks like a delightful place to curl up with a good book :)

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    1. No window seat as there are some big radiators to go under them. Their house is huge so I'm sure there will be no problem finding somewhere!

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