Along the North and South sides of the property we installed a riven oak fence, the natural timber and rustic finish help to compliment the folly in its natural surroundings - a site of Special Scientific Interest.
To the West face of the property park railings were installed, these allow a clear view of the face of the folly as you approach and resemble the simple but decorative lines in the windows. Diverting the public footpath has given improved privacy to the occupants.
To the East of the property there is a cliff top viewing platform where the existing balustrade had begun to decay and was becoming unsafe. The existing fencing was removed and replaced with a new green oak replica - a simple task had it not been for its precarious position! Access below for scaffolding was impossible so to complete the works a harnessed fall prevention system was used along with a diversion of the footpath and restricted access to the area.
In the kitchen/living room two new kitchen units with quartz worktops were manufactured and installed all designed to house appliances as discretely as possible and to blend with the interior design and decor of the room.
In the bathroom we completed extensive damp proofing works which entailed removing the plaster from each of the external walls and introducing a water-proof membrane before re-plastering. Insulation was introduced within the ceiling cavity and a new extraction system was installed with vents designed to be in keeping with the building. A new modern style bath was fitted before fully redecorating the room.
If you have a similar refurbishment project in mind please feel free to contact us on 01904 489193 where we would be very happy to offer you advice or provide a quotation on plans you already have. If you are interested in finding out more about The Ruin please see the Landmark Trust website.