Dental Practice


This three storey early 19th century Grade II listed property is rendered, has a slate roof, modillion eaves cornice and moulded stucco architraves.

Brief Description of Works: 

Messenger was awarded the contract to replace failing render schemes to the front façade and side elevation, carry out repairs to the roof, leadwork and gutters, along with restoration works to the sliding sash windows.

Hydraulic lime mortars were applied and limewashed. Particular attention was paid to the stucco window surrounds, which were repaired with Prompt natural cement and painted in a breathable silicate paint. The building had been subject to penetrating damp with mould growth, this has now been successfully treated. Structural movement and decayed stone was visible to the ground level and right side. A section of rebuilding was undertaken using a matching iron stone. The building is used for a busy dental practice where both external and internal finishes have been significantly improved.

Contract Details: 

Value: £41k
Client: IDH Group
Duration: 9 weeks
Completion: July 2016