How it works cowl repairs
No Obligations, specialist support
Oast Cowl Repairs
a no-obligation visit
removing the cowl
Once we have transported the cowl to our workshop, we will sand it completely to remove the existing layers of old paint.
We then place the cowl in a special drying room to remove any moisture from the wood before we begin repair work. Depending on the cowl’s condition, this may include replacing boards, heads, main frame repairs or curb repairs, which is the main structure of the cowl. During this stage we re-treat and weatherproof any cut timber.
Once the wood is restored, we begin the paintwork to return the cowl to its former glory. Most clients prefer a traditional white finish, but we can use other colours if you prefer. For optimum appearance and weatherproofing, we give each cowl five coats of paint – a primer with two undercoats and two finishes.
Once we’re done, our team will replace the oast cowl at a time of your convenience with minimum fuss.
Would not hesitate to recommend to others
I would have to say this ‘traditional art’ remains alive and kicking with Dude and Arnette! Darren and his team are highly knowledgeable and extremely professional in their field.
Our refurbishment of three individual cowls has been undertaken to a very high standard, with the future-proofing in mind to prevent further leakage’s for the initial poor design.
Measurements were taken and a ‘bespoke’ surface created back in the workshop, prior to one site installation.
Constructing new cowls
In some cases, where the cowls have been severely damaged, it may be more cost-effective to build a new traditional wooden cowl rather than carry out all of the repairs needed. New cowls typically take two weeks to construct and then 1 week to paint. We use Russian/Scandinavian white wood, which is treated to be weather resistant and durable. If we feel that this is best, we will always advise clients in advance and discuss the options.