Blackfriars
Gloucester
These three simple houses were built into what was once the Refectory range of the Blackfriars Monastery. Variously altered throughout their lives, they are an eclectic mix of Medieval, Regency, Victorian and modern fabric. The houses have been repaired from a state of complete derelection in accordance with the philosophy of minimum intervention advocated by English Heritage. There were three major areas which required attention: the structural repair of the houses; the addition of services and bathrooms into the historic fabric; and the reinstatement of much of the plaster and joinery which had been stripped out. The stone repair techniques, which were used include piecing in, plastic repair, limewater consolidation, replacement of stone and repointing using lime mortar.
Client:  English Heritage
Contract Value: £700,000