Walmgate Bar the most complete of the four main medieval gateways into the City of York – and the only one to retain its barbican, portcullis and inner doors have undergone a significant programme of restoration work. Works included repairs to stonework dating back to the 12th century and improving public access.
At the city centre side of the Bar is a two storey oak timber framed structure dating back to the 16th century. This part of the building had suffered from timber decay structural defects and the rectification of failing repair works undertaken back in 70’s & 90’s.
Specialist joinery and woodcarving contractors Houghtons of York were selected to work alongside the City of York Council to undertake the delicate repair work. Their team of highly skilled craftspeople undertook traditional splice repairs to the timber framing, the fitting of chestnut lathing for traditional lime rendering and the introduction of stainless steel restraints to create better load transfer of the roof structure to the supporting stone columns.
Applications used in this project: Inspiration