"It’s a major project but things are progressing well. I’m especially pleased with the standard of work from Ventrolla and the professionalism of their team while we remain living on site".
Wraysdale House in Coniston is being completely refurbished by its owner, Dr Simon Fisher, who plans to have the 19th century building restored to its former glory.
He instructed Ventrolla Lancashire to oversee repairs to the 17 sash windows at the three storey property, many of which are rotten, broken or screwed shut.
Dr Fisher said: “The building hasn’t had any repair work done for at least 20 years and the windows are in a particularly bad state. We estimate that seven need replacing completely, while the others can be renovated to make them look smart and function properly.
It’s a major project but things are progressing well. I’m especially pleased with the standard of work from Ventrolla and the professionalism of their team while we remain living on site.
Ventrolla came recommended to me by a friend and based on the results achieved so far I’d have no hesitation in doing the same myself.”
As well as living accommodation, Wraysdale House is also home to the village surgery where Dr Fisher is the resident GP, having relocated to the Lakes from Newcastle with his wife in May 2008.
The traditional stone property has previously served as offices for a local slate quarry business and a tailor’s shop.
The Coniston area of the Lake District is home to some of the most dramatic scenery in the whole of Cumbria, including the Coniston Fells and Coniston Water.
With its national headquarters in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, Ventrolla operates via a network of regional offices.