Project Description

Complete internal and external redecoration and refurbishment of an occupied Country home in West Sussex

Haylock and Pittman under the direction of the client sympathetically carried out the complete internal and external redecoration and refurbishment of an occupied listed Country home in West Sussex.


The work involved Stripping of all existing wallpapers, preparing all surfaces, including detailed plaster works, before applying specialist lining papers prior to hanging high class wallpapers to all walls throughout the House

All woodwork ironmongery was removed prior to the works followed by a Farrow and Ball paint systems.

Many of the cornice details were intricately picked out in real gold to enhance the Classical themes throughout the house.

Faux marble columns were introduced  to some specific areas.

Wallpapers used were Zoffony, Cole and Son, Jane Clayton, Farrow and Ball and specialist Hand blocked bespoke wall coverings from Watts of Westminster,

All areas were protected during the works.

Sanding and preparation works were carried out with electric extraction minimising dust.

All areas were cleaned at the end of each day due to the sensitive nature of the work and the environment of the occupied home.

All rooms were reinstated once works were completed.

After completion new ironmongery was fitted to all doors.

The external of the house was fully scaffolded allowing for the comprehensive repair to all Oak sashes and detailed facer boards on all elevations using Hardwood and the approved window resin care system achieving permanent repairs to all defective woodwork.

The external of the house was then decorated using a Dulux Weathershield paint system.

Haylock and Pittman were also nominated to manage a complete overall and partial renewal of the Horsham stone roof to the main house and replacement and renewal of the main box gutters to the middle section if

This involved and skilled process required the Horsham stone to 4 main fable areas to be removed

The following work involved timber repairs prior to the laying of Welsh natural slate which provided the underbelly for the laying of existing and reclaimed Horsham stone on a mortar bed.

The completed works as well as securing and providing a long term solution to the whole roof aesthetically enhanced the whole front elevation of the property to its former glory.

Products we are familiar with:

  • We are approved contractors using Paint Systems such as – Dulux Trade paints, along with Kiem, Sikkens, Crown, Bedec and Sandtex are core products.
  • We also use premium and eco-conscious products from Farrow & Ball, Little Greene, Fired Earth, Sanderson, Mylands of London and Zoffany.
  • Key expertise in the hanging of all Wallpapers including, – Barnaby Gates, Brian Yates, Cole & Son, Designers Guild, Farrow & Ball, Fired Earth, House of Hackney, Jane Clayton, Beware The Moon,  Little Greene, Nina Campbell, Osborne & Little, Sanderson, Timorous Beasties, Villa Nova Watts pf Westminster and Zoffany are just a few of the premium brand products we have had the pleasure of working with.