Today like many other days and more days to come… Has been a window day. With our deadline approaching in July we must concentrate all efforts on restoring and repairing the sash windows.
In my last post I showed put some pictures of our finished windows from the inside. Owen mortared them in with lime mortar to finish the job off and here’s a view from across the road.
And the top ones:
This week we’ve boarded up the big bay windows at the front and today we’ve worked solidly, stripping the frames and sashes to investigate which ones need replacing and which need repairing.
In keeping with Morse-Brown tradition Owen has built a contraption, a steam box, made from insulation board hooked up to a wallpaper stripper via a long hose, big enough to put a whole sash window in it!
Just pop your window into the box for half an hour or so, and then be at the ready to scrape the paint off quickly and remove the softened putty.
We also hired an infra-red speed heater to give us a helping hand on the frames and windows. It certainly sped things up!
So that’s a good job done for today. Just need to sand down the surfaces and they’re ready for the next process!