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Grade 2 Listed Building Restoration of 17th century house

Restoration of one of Halton’s oldest buildings has now been completed. The seventeenth century timber-framed cottage in Main Street, Halton Village, has undergone extensive restoration work by the EBL Group.

Because of its Grade 2 listing as an historic building, specialist restoration work by EBL had to follow precise rules and regulations laid down by English Heritage. The house has been extended to include three bedrooms, an additional bathroom and a modern kitchen – all of which has been overseen by both English Heritage and compliance officers at Halton Borough Council.

Members of the EBL team, vastly experienced in the restoration of listed buildings, had to concentrate their specialist skills on ancient – and, in the main, long-lost – crafts such as wattle and daub. The building’s roof needed replacing, so EBL had to source tiles - in keeping with the age of the property - which were eventually found at reclamation sites throughout the North West of England. Under English Heritage guidelines, the existing 400 year-old wooden window frames had to be restored rather than replaced.