“We have worked with Ventrolla before and felt confident their skill and expertise would be perfect for this job."
Vicars’ Court, a quadrangle of Grade II listed houses close to South well Minster, is home to the local Dean and members of the clergy. Ventrolla spent three months repairing and servicing the windows. Many had been damaged by bad weather, while others were stuck shut because the sashes had been repeatedly painted over.
Colin Porter, Managing Director of Ventrolla Midlands, said: “We started by stripping the layers of paint back so we could repair the damaged timber, then serviced the pulleys and balanced each sash so the windows would operate correctly. We also matched any broken glass as closely as possible to the original style in order to maintain the houses’ distinctive period look.”
Ian Greaves, the diocese’s Building Surveyor, said: “We have worked with Ventrolla before and felt confident their skill and expertise would be perfect for this job.
The windows have been neglected over the years and it was vital we got them repaired quickly to allow for proper ventilation. The end result is fantastic and complements the characteristics of the overall development perfectly.”
The Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham was founded in 1884 and covers 847 square miles, including the whole of Nottinghamshire and a few parishes in South Yorkshire. There are 314 Anglican church buildings in its 264 parishes served by 213clergy.
Vicars’ Court is located to the east of South well Minster and was built between 1779 and 1781 to house the vicar’s choral.
Ventrolla’s central office is based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, with offices throughout the UK and Ireland, and offers a bespoke renovation and performance upgrade service for timber sliding sash and casement windows.