Marmalade Badger offers a comprehensive restoration and refurbishment service. We pride ourselves on having the skills and experience to transform a room back into its original period form or into something more contemporary.
Our restoration and refurbishment services include
Constructing new walls & ceilings
Walls and ceilings are removed if damaged or the room shape and size need to be changed. Reinforcement Steel Joists are required if the wall is load baring.
Stud partitions and ceiling joists are fitted using 4X2 sawn timbers or metal frames. The caverties can be filled with rock and slag wool insulations which are used as thermal insulation in walls and attics and as acoustical insulation for residential walls and ceilings. They offer a wide array of benefits for homeowners looking for environmentally responsible thermal and acoustical insulation solutions.
12mm Drywall, also known as plasterboard or gypsum board, is a panel made of gypsum plaster pressed between two thick sheets of paper. It is used to make interior walls and ceilings. These come in fire retardant or moisture retardant sheets 1220x2440mm. These sheets can be screw fixed into the timbers & metal frames or adhered to masonry surfaces. The joints of the sheets are filled to give a smooth surface.
Plastering & Rendering
Brick walls can be bond/skim plaster finished. Textured ceilings can be made smooth by skim plastering. Internal brick walls that back an exterior wall must be rendered with sand cement before skimming to ensure moisture is not drawn inward.
Walls and ceilings that have been skim-plastered can be PVA’d and then painted with emulsions.
Stripping papers from walls and ceilings
If the existing walls and ceilings are in good condition and do not need to be replaced then they can be stripped of there wall/lining papers.
This is done with the use of steamers. These surfaces then need to be sanded to remove residue then stabilized using a PVA solution and made good using plaster and fillers.
Lining and papering
Dry walls will require lining using MAV Wallrock Fibreliner (sometimes referred to as Wallrock Fibreliner Lining Paper) which is the first wall covering product combining superior lining characteristics, strength and fire resistance (fire rated B).
It is a non-woven material combining properties of textile fibres and cellulose (wood pulp). The two materials are combined producing a lining material, which is very strong. This can then be painted or papered.
There is a renewed interest in patterned papers and dynamic wall covering effects. It is important to line the surface before these papers are applied to ensure best possible finish and long lasting life. Patterned papers have to be carefully thought out when choosing it’s position to ensure they join and flow correctly.
We can restore, replace or fit new cornice, coving, dental, egg & dart, ceiling roses, corbels etc.
Often these plaster works have a heavy build up of paints applied over the years and so loose there definition. Using a peel away alkali-based paint removal system these layers can be removed, made good and repainted showing there original beauty..
We can restore, replace or fit new windows, mantle pieces, radiator covers, dado rails, skirting boards, doors, architrave, banister sticks & rails etc. These are then painted, varnished, waxed or oiled.
Solid wood flooring
We can restore, replace or fit new or salvaged solid wood/engineered floors. Sub floors of concrete or timber need to be dry and level.
Timbers can be glued or nailed. These timbers may require staining. All will require a protective finish of varnish, wax or oil.
Original solid wooden floors can be mechanically sanded then stained, varnished, waxed or oiled.
All new electric cables are installed in compliance with Part P Building Regulations. Light switches, power points, speaker points, internet feeds and home entertainment.
Lighting in a room is important to create different moods. Having a single pendant light in the middle of a room cannot do this. Uplight, downlight, recessed low voltage, wall lights, surface mounted and LED lights all have their place in a high specification room.