Restoration to 17th Century Ship Street Building, Oxford

Updated: 3 days ago


Savvy Maintenance & Renovations is currently in the process of restoring 13 Ship Street, a Grade II listed building in the historic centre of Oxford. The formation of this part of the City's streets date back to Saxon times in the 13th Century and were influenced by the old city walls and trading points rather the University. The building itself is a three storey, stuccoed timber-framed house with the upper storey overhang distinctive of the era. It was constructed some time around the beginning of the 17th Century and has changed use numerous times over the centuries.


Works include:


  1. An engineer's evaluation of the building and subsequent structural propping

  2. Removal of external cement render and associated lathing to expose areas of the old timber frame

  3. Removal of internal lath, plaster and original oak wood panelling to enable timber joist repairs

  4. Removal of decayed and rotten sections of timber frame members

  5. Careful insertion of new timber frame members aligned to the orignals

  6. Insertion of new sheep’s wool insulation and associated breathable membrane

  7. Provision of new lath and plaster to replace those previously removed internally

  8. Provision of new external lime render over new lathing

  9. External and internal decorations.

See images of the ongoing work below.









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