Case Studies

External fabric repair scheme for Victorian period city centre retail unit

Snape Munroe were asked to investigate and determine the source or sources of water ingress to a Victorian period city centre shop unit.

A visual inspection revealed rainwater, escaping from a damaged downpipe and leaking gutter, running down and soaking into the elevational stonework.

To address these defects the building would need to be scaffolded and in order to make cost effective use of this access Snape Munroe advised the client any other aspects of disrepair should also be dealt with at the same time.

A repair specification was subsequently drawn up having regard to the historic period of the building and the conservation area it sat within. The scope of works included the repair and replacement of defective rainwater goods, the repair and redecoration of timber sash window units, repointing areas of elevational stonework with missing slates renewed and slipped slates reinstated.

Snape Munroe then attained competitive prices for the work, advised the client on which contractor offered “best value” and project managed the works to their successful conclusion in September 2022.

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