Project: Grade II Listed Building
Alan Greening was the main contractor for substantial works to our Grade II listed house on the edge of Dartmoor. The work involved structural repairs to the fabric of the house and outbuildings including strengthening wooden floors (some of which were in very poor condition with very old timbers needing replacement or reinforcement), new concrete floors with underfloor heating, a new flat roof over the Conservatory and considerable work to repoint and repair damage to various internal and external walls including window openings.
Alan fitted new wooden floors, repaired or replaced windows and shutters, repaired rainwater goods and drains, and redecorated the entire house, inside and out. He provided building support for new services (water and power), new heating and hot water systems, bathrooms, toilets and a kitchen.
Overall the building works, which were completed in stages, lasted nearly 3 years and involved up to 6 people on site at once excluding sub-contractors.
Alan has a lot of experience and was always concerned to do the work as well as possible. Our project was complicated because we were both trying to refurbish a listed building and install new services including heating, hot and cold water, drainage and data, audio and video networks. Nevertheless Alan was patient with all the changes to specifications and happy to deal with any issues as they arose. We are pleased with the final result and would recommend Alan as someone who understand the difficulties of working with older buildings and has the knowledge needed to deal with them sympathetically. David Burke