Structural repair to an old victorian outbuilding - Restoration & Refurbishment job in York, North Yorkshire

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Our Victorian brick barn needed restoration; the roof timbers were failing, pushing the front wall forward. We chose Chris because of his confident, thorough approach to assessing the work. His quote was the most competitive, prompt and fully itemised. Chris visited us before the start to explain the rebuild process and to make sure we were happy. He was always prompt and kept us informed of progress and issues always correcting them keeping costs to the minimum whilst maintaining good solid workmanship. My concern was to keep my woodworking workshop dry during the restoration. Chris planned the work so that his bespoke new roof trusses were fitted in stages, gradually replacing the old, keeping the barn covered the entire time even through snow! Using props he dismantled and rebuilt the entire upper front wall under cover. The barn has a neighbour's commercial workshop attached and overlooks a courtyard used by neighbours for parking. Chris ensured that disruption was minimal. We had neighbours say how pleased they were. We now have a fine looking, solid, beautifully restored barn with original old tiles (many painstakingly sourced and replaced to match by Chris from several reclaim yards). We are delighted. Chris was a real pleasure to work with and certainly impressed the neighbours, one of whom has asked him to quote for work while another made sure to take his business card!