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Cressbrook Mill, Cressbrook

Window Survey & Report

Building – Cressbrook Mill, Cressbrook
Nature – Residential Development / Former Cotton Mill
Client – Dempster Management Services

Cressbrook Mill is a former cotton mill originally constructed in the late 18th century by renowned architect Sir Richard Arkwright, famous for his use of water wheels to power the cotton spinners and has subsequently been converted into 33 residential apartments.   

Cressbrook Mill is a Grade II* listing and within the Cressbrook Conservation Area, so special consideration has to be regarded when addressing external defects as to not adversely affect the properties aesthetics and historic significance.

Torside Building Consultants were instructed to undertake an external window survey to advise on the clients’ best step forward for addressing suspected defective components to the historic sash windows.

Using our surveying equipment, including our drones, we inspected the windows individually, inside and out, and produced our 80+ page, comprehensive report.

What was Included?

The window parts covered by the inspection included the following:

Elements Surveyed

  • Frames
  • Glazing
  • Sash Mechanisms
  • Astragal Bars
  • Ironmongery
  • Mastic Sealants
  • Decorations
  • Windowsills

Taking over 500 photographs, we inspected the property and the surrounding grounds which is located on over 2-acres of land and is within the Cressbrook Conservation Area in the peak district.

Based on the information contained within our report, our client was able to rely on the documented information to decide on the most pragmatic way forward to bring the windows back to good, operational condition.

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