Water Damage Creates Extensive Renovations
Rochester - Extensive water damage has created much needed repairs to the Rochester's First Congregational Church located at 11 Constitution Way. Robert Ripley, the church's Pastor, said most of the damage is caused by water entering the bell tower and also the spires at each of the corners. Pastor Ripley states that the ceiling plaster has peeled away in wide strips due to the water damage.
The Fisher & Rocha team has been working on the bell tower and the four spires providing the much needed repairs. The craftsmen have replaced many of the wooden boards with concrete boards, made for durability.
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Rochester Congregational Church
“Contractors from Fisher & Rocha of Mattapoisett are working on replacing some of the church's distinctive trim work, including the lower portion of the steeple and the points at the corners of the building. Several contractors are working on the roof, removing the old wood and installing a frame in the steeple. “The steeple was self-supporting,” explained Fisher and Rocha owner Bruce Rocha. “But on the project, we’re using man-made materials and cement boards; we’ll need a frame now.”
In Fisher and Rocha’s building—formerly a 19th-century barrel-making factory on Route 6 in Mattapoisett—master craftsmen worked on restoring the clover-shaped “medallions,” which feature prominently on the bottom portion of the steeple.
Project overseer Gerry Lawrence explained the new medallions. “The edge used to be all wood,” he said. “Each inside board needs to be cut individually to fit. I can just imagine guys in the nineteenth century, up on the roof with their handsaws and wood shavers, cutting everything individually.” The outlines of the clovers are now more of a particle board, a PVC-style plastic that looks like wood. “This should hold up to the weather longer,” Lawrence said.”
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Custom garage built in Mattapoisett, MA, incorporating a spacious living area above to accommodate extra guests and family members. The Velux skylights installed by our experienced staff allow an abundance of natural light and fresh air into the living area. With a choice of installing a rain sensor, you don’t have to be home if inclement weather is on its way. Once the rain sensor detects stormy weather, it automatically closes the skylight for you.
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This fire pit was created at a South Dartmouth, MA, home to increase outdoor living and entertainment area. A simple project, such as a fire pit, can enhance a homeowner’s life style as well as create much enjoyment for the whole family. Fire pits and patios bring indoor style to outdoor living. Creative outdoor spaces are a great place to relax with the family or entertain a crowd.
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Three-story safe and stylish stairway built in a beautifully restored captain’s home in Mattapoisett, MA. The layout and design was carefully thought out to incorporate the home’s character and visual appeal. Our team of carpenters were meticulous in hand crafting the custom oak rails and stair treads. The pine treads were installed to match the custom hard pine flooring throughout many areas of the home. The newels and balusters were painted in white to maintain a crisp and light look.
The overhanging oak treads help avoid heels from scuffing the risers and give a secure footing when descending. Non-slip varnish was applied for safety and added durability. This 3-story staircase was a well-designed task that our carpenters at Fisher & Rocha, Inc., truly enjoyed building.
5,500 Sq. Ft. home. Original structure was a complete restoration and our skilled carpenters increased the living area by adding onto the existing building. The addition presented a seamless look to the existing structure. Our talented painters completed the interior and exterior painting with serene seaside colors chosen by the homeowners. The home is surrounded by beautifully kept landscaped gardens that are enjoyed while relaxing in the screened in porch or on one of the multilevel Azek decks. Owens Corning products were used on the roof to maintain longevity and aesthetic appeal. Andersen exterior doors and windows were chosen for this newly remodeled home. The Andersen windows were nicely framed with custom made mahogany shutters handcrafted in our shop in Mattapoisett, MA. James Hardie siding was selected by the homeowners for easy maintenance and for its long lasting qualities.
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Exterior Trim Work
Skilled carpenters at Fisher & Rocha, Inc., focus on details inside and out. The exterior trim on this building was fabricated using James Hardie siding. Detailed pine woodwork surrounds the Andersen double hung windows to create a unique wooden frame. Decorative cornice molding was added to conceal the ventilation system for the attic space. The construction of the custom made bullet wood brackets, also known as manilkara wood, were crafted in our local wood shop. This wooden material was selected for its rot resistant and termite proof qualities.
Our experienced professionals are masters at creating and implementing your siding ideas into a finish product. We can build designs from simple but elegant, to highly detailed work. With the many siding and trim materials available today, our team can help you choose what is best for your home. Talented painters gave this low maintenance siding its finished look. With the expertise of our painting staff, we will guide you in selecting the optimal product to prevent mold buildup, prevent chipping, and weather well through the many seasonal variances. Choosing the correct latex or oil based primer and paint will also help in keeping a long lasting finish. Give us a call and we will provide you with a free estimate on your siding and trim repairs.
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