A chapel was first built at Swan Hill in the town of Shrewsbury in 1767. In 1868, this was demolished and replaced with the current building; school rooms were then added in 1880. Charters Property Ltd who specialize in property development, consultancy and project management, recently purchased the deconsecrated church and have transformed the building into a prestigious development of four fabulous homes.
Sensitivity was key when renovating the property and the majority of the original features have been preserved. Original stone walls, lintels and cills have been repaired and impeccably replaced. The walls and roofs have been insulated and energy saving measures implemented to create a comfortable, efficient living environment.
Although it was possible to restore some of the original fenestration, double glazed replacement steel windows were still required throughout the building and Clement manufactured and installed these new steel windows and doors. Various Clement ranges were used to meet the different criteria required for the project. For example, the Brooking range was selected for the beautiful arched head windows on the front elevation as it would best replicate the originals which would have been silicone fronted. The Clement EB16 range was used for the other windows where silicone fronting was not required and W20 was chosen for the steel doors. In total, over thirty individual windows were specified, all in various shapes and sizes.
Clement 2 and Clement 4 Conservation Rooflights were also installed throughout, in keeping with the traditional look outside and allowing masses of light in through the beautiful, high ceilings.
James Charter, Director of Charters Property Ltd, said:
“We were very pleased with the attention to detail and finish of the steel windows. Clement took ownership of their section of the project and were able to deliver a complex scheme on time and to a very good standard. They remained client focused throughout and we will happily use their service again.
“We have used Clement rooflights on numerous projects and appreciate the fast delivery and easy installation. Their products have met with Local Authority approval on all of our heritage sensitive work. This means we can specify a great looking product in the knowledge that it will also fulfil our planning criteria.”
Photos supplied by Charters Property and taken by Kate Sanders Photography.