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Bridge Buildings

Client ~ Torride District Council

WMS were appointed to undertake works on Bridge buildings for Torridge District Council following a competitive tender.  

Bridge Buildings is a grade 2 listed, four storey building built in the 18th century.  It currently houses offices for TDC and its construction is conventional for the period of time, namely dressed stone walls under a slate covered roof. It is a well-known building in the town of Bideford as it is situated overlooking the old bridge that crosses the river Torridge.  

The work included decoration of all external timber work and cast iron gutters, downpipes and hoppers.  Extensive repairs were also carried out to rotten areas of timberwork.  Repairs to the stonework, (including a number of replacement stone quoins and stainless steel pinning) removal of all loose stonework (defrass) and pointing.  To clean all ham stone bands / stringcourses and pediments using a ‘Doff’ steam system then carry out repairs as discovered.  New lime rich pointing to loose or missing areas, overhaul of all chimney stacks above the building and the repair/replacement of pigeon wire as necessary. 

Project start April 2013 – completion June 2013 
Project completed on time and in budget


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