At the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour, this 1830s Royal Naval Victualling Yard has been reimagined for the 21st century under the expert hands of JTP Architects and Berkeley Homes. The collection of 18 Georgian buildings - Grade II and II* listed, sited in two conservation areas – is now a vibrant mixed-use development encompassing waterside apartments, shops and restaurants, and retail and business space.
Thanks to our long-standing relationship with Berkeley Homes, TRC was appointed to undertake a three-year project of refurbishment work to 150 centre pivot sash windows, plus doors.
We stripped the existing painted windows and repaired the decayed timber. Due to the listed status, we sought to retain and repair as much of the original timber as possible. Where replacement joinery was necessary, we were able to source matching air-dried Douglas Fir (as stipulated by the conservation officer), which had been reclaimed from another heritage project.
To draught-proof the windows we installed a discreet, rebated perimeter sealing system, to help them better withstand the blustery Solent.
We supplied and installed bespoke window furniture for the centre-pivot sash windows, creating cam openers in a polished chrome finish to match original designs.
We also carried out full decoration inside and out; plus brick pointing, collar joints, and decoration of the rainwater goods externally.
As the properties were occupied throughout, we liaised closely with the residents’ liaison officer to minimise disruption.
Client: Berkeley Homes (Southern) Ltd
Architect: JTP Architects
Contract Value: £365,000
Timber window repairs