Given 4 weeks to transform this huge school hall to match its new branding, changing the colours from greens to blues. Scaffolding was erected throughout the room in order to reach the 9 metre high ceilings. Plenty of cracks were found up there, which were dealt with before 2 coats of vinyl silk were applied over the whole room. Years of cracking paint coats were ground off the radiators before being primed and sprayed. Skirtings, dados and doors finished with gloss.
What a way to spend the Autumn months, restoring the exterior windows and doors of Thomas Telford's historic Beech House in Ellesmere, Shropshire, overlooking some of the most wonderful countryside in the UK. Reputedly his offices while designing the canals and bridges of this part of the world, there is a real feeling of the period nature in this area.
Of course, there was work to be done - which was very involved, needing a thorough going over to make the sills and woodwork watertight and well finished - 38 windows in all, and 7 doorways.