Grade II listed property, Kirkby Lonsdale

Grade II listed property, Kirkby Lonsdale

Grade II listed property, Kirkby Lonsdale

This extraordinary building dated back to the late 1700s. We worked with a leading architect to sympathetically restore and renovate this special property using traditional materials and building techniques from a bygone age.

This extraordinary Grade II listed building dates back to the late 1700s. We worked with a leading architect to sympathetically restore and renovate this special property using traditional materials and building techniques from a bygone age.

Initially a bank, the building went through several changes over the years. When we became involved, the building was being used as offices with an apartment on the first floor. Erica Wright from WDP Ltd, the architect on the job was asked to convert the building into a single family home and we were the principal contractor involved in the project.

The Grade II listed building restrictions meant that all the restoration work and renovations had to be in keeping with the original period. This meant sourcing materials that would have been used at the time. Anything we created that was new, had to be hand crafted and installed to look like it had belonged there since the building was originally built. This included carved internal & external doors, curved door frame linings, built up traditional skirting boards, sliding sash windows, leadwork for the main roof extension, lime pointing work and wooden gutters. Using materials like this also meant using authentic building and joinery techniques that were used centuries ago.

This kind of project is both challenging and enjoyable. We take real pride in being able to restore period buildings with care and authenticity for future generations.

‘This project included the reinstatement of a prominent period building within the square in Kirkby Lonsdale from a bank, offices and living accommodation over into a full residential dwelling with landscaped gardens.

Extension work was modest but the key and success to this project was the detailed and intricate joinery work and the clear understanding and employment of traditional construction techniques which Graham S Wilson Ltd were able to deliver without fuss.’ Erica Wright RIBA (WDP Ltd)