This unusual and beautifully detailed bay window in the heart of Cambridge was buckling out of shape and in danger of eventually collapsing, having been patched up over the years with poor cement mortar repairs and some rather heavy handed attempts to make the roof water tight.
The client contacted us with a brief to put the window back to its original state, he had already commissioned local firm Cambridge Classics to renew the rotten windows with new (double glazed) traditional sash windows and wanted someone who would liaise with them to help the job run smoothly.
The stonework itself had lost much of its original mouldings and was cracked in many places leaving it no longer structurally intact.
The bay has now been rebuilt with new Bathstone, faithfully copying the original detailing, including reinstating the missing stone parapet. We also carried out repairs and strengthening to the timber roof structure and installed a new lead roof and outlet pipe.