Period homes can have an incredible amount of charm and character. These properties tend to have a number of features that add a great deal of value to the property. This can include things like decorative architectural joinery. It is vital to retain these pieces where possible because replacing them is very hard. Original pieces also provide the most value.
Which features are the most important?
Every property is different but there are a number of features you should look to protect at all costs. For example, you should retain things like door linings, architraves, skirting boards, the staircase, and door panels. It can be very obvious when you replace any of them, especially if they have a specific period style.
Another thing to keep in mind is that one of the great things about timber joinery is how beautifully it ages. The patina that these timbers can gain with time is wonderful. It is also very hard to replicate artificially. It is possible to age some types of wood, but it requires care.
What if replacement is necessary?
Sadly, there are times when the only option is to replace architectural joinery. For example, there may be significant damage because of flooding or a fire. Or it could be that the original timber is suffering from rot.
When replacing joinery in a period home, the best thing to do is try to match the piece as closely as possible. This means you need a skilful joiner that can replicate the style. They also need to be able to find and work with a suitable timber.
Talk to us about architectural joinery
At Wood & Wisdom we know how amazing great joinery can be. Our goal is to offer the very best pieces we can, ensuring they exceed the expectations of our clients. To do this, we combine exception talent with the best tools and equipment. In addition, we provide a great design service.
If you are facing the prospect of having to replace joinery in a period property, you can rely on us. Get in touch today to tell us about your needs and we will deliver the perfect pieces for you.