Abingdon Court

About: Abingdon Court

In 2016 Abingdon Court, situated amongst the historic buildings of Abingdon Villas in London underwent a major external refurbishment. The building had suffered greatly from years of weathering, predominately solution that was evident from the black carbon staining found during the initial survey. The building had also suffered from various cementitious repairs, not only on the brickwork but on the window surrounds also.


Scope Of Works

Williams Restoration undertook the restoration of the Abingdon Villa’s facades. This included the use of a ThermaTech modular cleaning system. A system created with the environment in mind. Energy efficiency, water consumption and its low emissions makes it one of the leading resources for a environmentally friendly company to have. Once complete we progressed to removing the cementitious mortar from the brickwork and stonework and replacing this with a sympathetic Lime mortar. This was used alongside locally sourced materials to achieve a mortar that matched the original. Williams Restoration also undertook the restoration of the original render. This included repairing the original where possible and the removal of perished areas, replacing with a locally sourced, Lime based render.

Project location: Kensington, London
Date: 2016
Client: Triton

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Our Italianate 1850's house had damp problems. A specialist surveyor told us the main problem was moisture being trapped behind defective cement render and the only real fix was to replace this with breathable lime render. We thought this would also be a good opportunity to restore missing decorative features, most of which had been lost when the building was converted into flats in the 1970s.

The Williams Restoration team took on the whole job, from removing the cement render through to re-decoration. There's no avoiding the fact that this type of work is messy and sometimes noisy, but they tried hard to minimise nuisance to ourselves and our neighbours. Where there were choices to be made, Craig discussed the options and their cost implications. Costs were generally kept in line with initial estimates. Some of the decorative work was quite demanding, such as running arches, pilasters, and string courses in situ, to match original features remaining on nearby houses. They did a good job, and the facade now looks very smart and authentic.

John Cottrell. 2014, Regents Park Road, London

Williams Restoration left the job looking very clean and tidy. I am very pleased with how they have cleaned the stone work. Would highly recommend.

Gary Brown. 2017, London

I cant fault the workmanship of Williams Restoration. The site was always left clean and tidy.

Dean Bowie. 2016, London

Williams Restoration were always extremely clean and tidy. They provided the project with a good finish.

Graham. London. 2016, Ewell

So pleased with the work that Williams Restoration completed on my restoration project. I felt at ease with their outstounding customer service and knowledge of the task at hand.

Wendy. 2016 , Oxford

Williams Restoration did a first rate job! Craig Williams is a truely skilled craftsman.

David. 2016, London

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