SPECIALIST EXPERTISE APPLIED TO HERITAGE PROJECTS
We are proud to work on British heritage buildings and understand the expertise needed to work within this sector. For many years we have worked alongside heritage trusts, such as Bournville Village Trust expertly working on some of the 313 homes built by George Cadbury in the 1900s. Our knowledge and skills within this sector are invaluable. We have worked on a broad range of heritage buildings from churches to Victorian family homes along with Grade I and II listed buildings.
Heritage properties often require specialist treatments, such as the painting of lime plasters, to maintain a breathable surface, along with the use of traditional colours and materials. Parsons Painting and Decorating are equipped to complete a restoration from start to finish, including internal and external surfaces and fine details. Our craftsmen are specialists, with heritage skills training in the application of lime washes and distemper, natural and high-quality pigments, gold leaf and specialist wallpapers, including handmade and historic papers.
MEETING HERITAGE SPECIFICATIONS
We are asked to create a wide range of finishes to meet designs specified by clients, architects and conservation advisors. We often use natural pigments which create a warm finish, in keeping with natural materials, stone and lime wash surfaces. We can prepare bespoke colour blends as required and work with high-quality paints. Our decorators have experience in hanging a variety of high-quality wallpapers, removing samples of historic paper for reproduction, and of working around in-situ features to create bespoke finishes.
Our exterior work with Bournville Village Trust saw us take old oak sash windows, removing old paint, repairing to perfection and bringing them back to life, using the specified system.