During the Victorian era, which spanned from 1831 to 1901, there was a huge population increase. This led to a surge of terraced homes which are still abundant throughout the UK. Known for their elegant architecture, ornate detailing and sturdy structures, Victorian building renovations are a popular project in Stockton on Tees and North Yorkshire. Ensuring customers get the most from their homes, whilst maintaining the historical characteristics of properties, we provide thoughtful, high-quality solutions tailored to individual needs.
As period building specialists, we have detailed knowledge of all different traditional styles. This allows us to offer the most suitable solutions for every home. Maintaining and repairing original features wherever possible, we make sure properties keep their charm whilst making them effective for modern living. The main characteristics of Victorian homes include:
• High Ceilings
• Large Windows
• Coloured Brickwork
• Bay Windows
• Numerous Fireplaces
• High Pitched Roofs
• Geometric Tiled Hallways
• Ornate Gable Trims
• Brickwork Porches
• Wooden Floors
If features require repair or replacement, we source suitable, like-for-like materials to provide the highest quality finish.
Owners of Victorian properties in the Cleveland, Northallerton, Potto, Stokesley and Thirsk areas can all take advantage of our reputable services.
When undertaking Victorian building renovations in Stockton on Tees, Cleveland and the surrounding areas, there are a number of factors to consider. Providing complete renovation services, we cover every stage of your project, delivering efficient and cohesive work for ideal results. Some popular aspects of Victorian renovations include:
Repairing Brickwork & Pointing
If the exterior of your property is not too badly damaged, it is best to restore it. Using breathable lime for pointing and coloured lime mortar or brick slips for individual brick repairs, we return the outside of homes to attractive and weather-proof finishes.
If further repairs are necessary, lime render, followed by painting, is an effective solution.
Victorian buildings commonly had roofs constructed from Welsh slate. Roofing repairs are important for ensuring homes and possessions remain protected from the elements. We source appropriate slate for projects which range from minor repairs to complete replacement.
Sash windows are a common feature of Victorian Homes, often containing coloured glass. If timber frames cannot be restored, we replace them with timber-frame double glazing which has the appearance of old windows. If you live in a conservation area, this like-for-like replacement may be a condition of Victorian building renovations.
As well as improving the appearance of your property in Stockton on Tees and the nearby areas, new windows can significantly reduce heating bills and increase the comfort of your home.
Typical Victorian layouts consist of large but separate rooms. Knocking through interior walls is an effective way to create brighter, more open-plan living spaces. Through living rooms make great family spaces with plenty of natural lighting from both ends. Another popular option is removing the wall between the hallway and front reception room. This is especially beneficial in smaller terraced houses as it increases space and light.
As specialists in period building renovations, we provide all other necessary services to maximise the space and function of your home.