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Professor Uttamlal – Glasgow South Side

Professor Uttamlal asked us to undertake almost a complete refurbishment of all joinery in his turn of the century South side apartment.

There had been considerable “architectural” damage done in the 1970’s and Mahesh had asked us to try and restore the apartment to its former condition. This involved removing damaged bay windows and the panelling around them, redesigning cupboards and storage and refitting all skirting and architrave. We were able to source a replica of the original skirting and architrave and we are fortunate in having a moulder in our workshop which is almost 100 years old (and still works well): with the moulder we were able to run authentic ogee and ball lining board which was used extensively throughout the renovation.

hroughout the project we used – to a greater degree – Southern Yellow pine which although expensive, is almost completely knot-free and suited Mahesh’s requirements of allowing the timber to age naturally before waxing it.

Our grateful thanks to Mahesh for his input into the design, his unerring dedication to authenticity and for affording us the opportunity of restoring the apartment to its former glory.