Period Restoration & Conservation

It has been our privilege and pleasure to work on some outstanding properties, built in a time when craftsmen took their skills to extraordinary levels. Having closely studied the techniques in restoring and renovating their work, we remain faithful to long-standing ideals
Our stonemasons, builders and joiners are acclaimed for their inspiration and ability in combining ancient and modern
Whether working on a medieval hall or old mil, rebuilding a wall or repairing a chimney, Shire Homes has the know-how to get it right
Landscaping
Restoration
  • Buildings of a historic nature
  • Listed Buildings
  • Halls
  • Stately homes
  • Churches
  • Monuments

Lime Mortar pointing
Lime Mortar pointing
Lime Mortar pointing
Natural lime mortar has been used in brick and stone construction for centuries. It is a traditional material that is aesthetically pleasing. It is suitable for repair & renovation work on historic listed buildings. It is more flexible than modern cement and is less prone to cracking. It is softer than modern cement. It lets walls breathe by absorbing and evaporating moisture from masonry. This helps protect surrounding stone & brick from salt and frost damage.
Repairs and replacement leaded windows and frames
Repairs and replacement leaded windows and frames
Repairs and replacement leaded windows and frames
Shire Homes Ltd specialise in repairs and restoration of windows. This work varies with each project. It might simply be a few broken panes that need replacing, a bowed window that needs flattening, or a complete re-build. We always strive to find glass that matches any broken pieces. Whatever restoration work we undertake, you can be assured that your window will be looking as good as when it was new and will last for many years to come after we have restored it.
Repairs and replacement cast window and window/door furniture.
Repairs and replacement cast window & window/door furniture.
Repairs and replacement cast window & window/door furniture.
Shire Homes Ltd works closely with specialised engineers to carry out repairs to old cast windows. We also undertake repairs to windows and door furniture made from bronze and steel. If a window or door is beyond repair we can copy it and make a replacement.
Repairs to sand stone window mullions and other sand stone
Repairs to sand stone window mullions and other sand stone
Repairs to sand stone window mullions and other sand stone
Sand stone mullions around windows often start to crack and brake up. This is caused by the window casement pins rusting and splitting the sand stone. It can also be that they are very old and weather has taken its toll on the sand stone. Shire Homes Ltd can carry out repairs to the sand stone or replace the mullions making them look as they should.
Repairs or replacement cast iron guttering
Repairs or replacement cast iron guttering
Repairs or replacement cast iron guttering
Shire homes Ltd can repair cast iron gutters which are not working as they should. When cast guttering is damaged or worn it can allow leaking water to damage walls. Not all damaged or worn guttering needs replacing. It may be possible to remove, repair and re-fit the gutters. However if repairs cannot be carried out Shire Homes Ltd can fit replacement guttering that matches the original.
Major stone work repairs
Major stone work repairs
Major stone work repairs
Shire Homes Ltd carries out major stone work repairs on old buildings. It is common for old external walls to move, concave out, crack etc. This can be catastrophic to the building and dangerous to residents and public.
Chimney repairs
Chimney repairs
Chimney repairs
Shire Homes Ltd undertakes repairs to chimney stacks. This includes replacing pots and rebuilding stacks that have begun to crumble or lean over time. Were a chimney leaks smoke into the property we can fit a liner from the fire place to the roof.
Timber work Repairs
Timber work Repairs
Timber work Repairs
Shire Homes Ltd carries out repairs to all kinds of timber including oak panelling, doors, windows, skirtings and mouldings, stair cases, beams and roofing etc. If timber cannot be repaired we can manufacture alternatives that will maintain the original look of your property. Shire Homes Ltd also offers a repair service to sliding sash and casement windows in listed and period buildings using Window Care Systems that allow the original character of the windows to be maintained.
Lead work and roofing
Lead work and roofing
Lead work and roofing
Shire Homes Ltd performs specialised lead work on all types of old properties. We undertake basic, specialist and detailed lead work including work on stately homes, churches, halls and buildings of a historic nature. We also carry out other types of roofing maintenance such as re-slating and repairs to sand stone ridges and verges.

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