These 2 properties at 14-16 Corporation Street, Sowerby Bridge were in a derelict and dangerous condition.
Ploughcroft won the contract to restore the properties to former glory with modern high-tech additions for maximum insulation and low cost fuel bills.
Although now standing in a conservation area of Sowerby Bridge, these two properties are the only two original domestic dwellings remaining in Corporation Street.
The work carried out by Ploughcroft has managed to improve the properties’ energy performance certificate (EPC) from an F rating to a C. As a result, both properties will now benefit from huge money savings, reducing their energy bills by a massive 63%, from an estimated £1,433 per year to £533 per year. All-in-all, a £10,000 investment was used to bring the homes insulation to its current standard, and as this has achieved a saving of £900; this is the equivalent to an ROI of 9% – offering a better return than any bank or savings account.
One of our customers, Mr Keith Schofield, was born at No. 3 and reliably informs us that the properties in Corporation Street were occupied as domestic dwellings during the 1930’s and 1940’s. No’s 3, 5, 7 and 9 were subsequently demolished and no.s 14 and 16 condemned for domestic occupancy around 1940.
Mr Schofield said: “I’m delighted to see these homes returned to their former glory after years of being wasted while they sat derelict. The street holds so many memories having grown up here and I can remember playing out in the street like it was just yesterday. It’s lovely to know that other families will now get to enjoy these new homes and build their own memories here.”
In recent years the properties have been used as offices / joinery work shop but now thanks to the renovation work have been restored into two heritage dwellings, across three floors, fitting in well in an area which in recent years has seen substantial regeneration, and providing the perfect dwelling for families or couples in the area.
Back in April 2014. The project begins…
No roof and with wall collapsing. Derelict condition
Inside upstairs rooms at the beginning
Inside ground floor at the beginning
No roof with collapsing ceilings inside
The 2 houses, derelict and uninhabitable
Work begins with the restoration…
Roof structure in with openings for Velux balcony windows, showing metal wall restraint ties
New roof timbers line up with neighbouring property
New steel beam conforms to building regulations sitting on a pad stone
New roof timbers, birds mouthed across the wall plate on new wall
Rear wall rebuilt and new roof timbers going in
No roof with window wall collapsing
New roof, velux, and new heritage style UPVC gutter
New roof going on
New roof structure with velux balcony opening
Internal Strip out
All floors cut out so new floors can go in
New steel beams installed for byilding strenth & integrity
Downstairs partitions starting to go up
Progress is being made
Parting wall detail marries with neighbours property
Gas board excavate to get new Gas lines in to both houses
New Roof awaiting velux balcony windows on special
Room in a Roof Insulation.
Installing the Internal Wall Insulation…
The insulation ready to be in installed