The team at Emmerson Critchley Ltd. has been delighted to work on a Grade II Listed, 16th century, timber framed house in Fornham St Martin. This historic property now constitutes one of three cottages, which together, are believed to have originally been the Candle Maker’s Guildhall for the Abbot of the Abbey in Bury St Edmunds. Whilst in operation, the Guildhall apparently drew travellers, traders and pilgrims along the River Lark, all of whom were keen to gather candles from the significant site.
As a specialist building firm for period properties, Emmerson Critchley Ltd was the perfect choice to undertake the works required for the Grade II Listed house. The project included lime plastering on an internal plinth and the installation of a French drain.
About the work undertaken by Emmerson Critchley Ltd, the owner of the beautiful property, Christina Milnes enthuses: “We’ve been really pleased with everything the Emmerson Crtichley team has done. The two guys that have been doing the work (Josh and Tom) have been fantastic, tidying up after themselves, not being invasive (keeping in mind that it’s the summer holidays so I have the children at home) and generally communicating really well with us – I couldn’t fault them. The work done has been as it says on the tin – they’ve done exactly what they said they’d do and it’s been a proper job.”