A window replacement project in Pangbourne came to an abrupt stop when the installer realised that removing the mullions from the original frame was a mistake, they were supporting the gabled roof above!
The building owner arranged for temporary props and then asked us to investigate, and to come up with an appropriate remedy.
The building is in a Conservation Area and as such the external details must match the original. With this in mind we devised a replacement gable that is lightweight, loadbearing and capable of being finished with the original tile cladding.
We have since obtained tenders and appointed a contractor who will start work shortly; which will not be a minute too soon for the tenant who has suffered an unsightly blocked up window for several months.