"The small building, which is probably late-seventeenth century and Grade 2 listed, was damaged during recent, unusually heavy rain which caused the small stream below it to overflow. The repair work was quite complex, involving lime re-pointing of the stonework, remaking the slate floor, securing some original heavy roof slates, supporting original timber lintels, re-hanging wooden gates and installing a metal grid to stop logs from the adjacent woods getting trapped under the building.
All this was done in what seemed like appropriate stages by two Build Wales employees who were assiduous, polite and clearly enjoyed their work, at least when the weather was kind. Sam Sharkey’s supervision was apparently active and he was always available to answer questions by phone or email.
I am happy to recommend Build Wales for this type of work.
~ Avril Thomas, honorary treasurer, Llanfihangel Genau’r Glyn Parish Church Council
St Michaels church – Llandre
This grade II listed gate house leading into the church situated in Llandre on the outskirts of Aberystwyth had bad flood damage and was in serious need of some remedial work, we where asked by the Church committee to undertake the insurance work.
The pointing was completed with lime supplied by ‘Ty Mawr’ Lime of Brecon and the floor was a reclaimed slate flagstone and the supports made from welsh Oak.
Like all heritage projects however small; we made sure that all the materials used were sensitive to the time period that it was originally built.