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Ploughcroft Ltd.

Case Study | Building & Roof Restoration, Sowerby Bridge

Case Study | Building & Roof Restoration, Sowerby Bridge
Whitehall Chambers, Halifax Road, Hipperholme, Halifax, HX3 8EN

Building & Roof Restoration, Sowerby Bridge

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
No roof and with wall collapsing. Derelict condition
Inside upstairs rooms at the beginning
Inside upstairs rooms at the beginning
inside ground floor at the beginning
Inside ground floor at the beginning
No roof with collapsing ceilings inside
No roof with collapsing ceilings inside
2 houses, derelict and uninhabitable
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
Roof structure in with openings for Velux balcony windows, showing metal wall restraint ties
New roof timbers line up with neighbouring property
New roof timbers line up with neighbouring property
new steel beam conforms to building regulations sitting on a pad stone
New steel beam conforms to building regulations sitting on a pad stone
New roof timbers, birds mouthed across the wall plate on new wall
New roof timbers, birds mouthed across the wall plate on new wall
rear wall rebuilt and new roof timbers going in
Rear wall rebuilt and new roof timbers going in
no roof window wall collapsing
No roof with window wall collapsing

Roof Restoration

New roof, velux, and new heritage style UPVC gutter
New roof, velux, and new heritage style UPVC gutter
New roof going on
New roof going on
new roof structure with velux balcony opening
New roof structure with velux balcony opening

Internal Strip out

party-wall-detail-marries-with-neighbours-property
All floors cut out so new floors can go in
New Roof , we are awaiting velux balcony windows on special
New steel beams installed for byilding strenth & integrity
Gas board excavate to get new Gas lines in to both houses
Downstairs partitions starting to go up

Progress is being made

parting wall detail marries with neighbours property
Parting wall detail marries with neighbours property
Gas board excavate to get new Gas lines in to both houses
Gas board excavate to get new Gas lines in to both houses
New Roof , we are awaiting velux balcony windows on special
New Roof awaiting velux balcony windows on special

Room in a Roof Insulation.

Installing the Internal Wall Insulation…

The first of the internal wall insulation being installed The first of the internal wall insulation being installed
The insulation ready to be in installed
The insulation ready to be in installed
Here you can see where the insulation needs installing today Here you can see where the insulation needs installing today

Update December 2014

Room in Roof Renovation

Room in Roof Halifax
Room in Roof West Yorkshire
Room in Roof Sowerby Bridge
Room in Roof Sowerby Bridge

Kitchen

Sowerby Bridge Renovation
Kitchen Renovation
Sowerby Bridge Kitchen

Staircase

Sowerby Bridge New Staircase
Halifax Staircase Renovation
Sowerby Bridge Stairs
Sowerby Bridge Stairs Renovation
Sowerby Bridge Renovation

Bedrooms

Sowerby Bridge New Bedroom
Halifax Renovation
Sowerby Bridge Renovation

Bathroom

Sowerby Bridge New Bathroom
Halifax Renovation

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