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Fairfield Country Day School

  • 100 year old window sashes in need of stripping and restoration.

The challenge for Fairfield Country Day School.

Fairfield Country Day School is a pre-K through 9th grade private boys’ school founded in 1936. In 2012, the school embarked on an expansion project which included the restoration of the exterior of the Bronson House, the school’s main building, which houses both offices and classrooms. Alpine was hired by the general contractor, C.E. Floyd of Bedford, MA, to restore over 70 original windows. The schedule was critical since the entire project needed to be done over the summer break, in time for September’s opening. In addition, the young ages of the students brought about a heightened sensitivity for environmental safety when dealing with the lead paint covering the windows.

An original Victorian sash lock.
Just one of many architectural details on this ornate, federal colonial building.

How Alpine shaped the solution.

The aggressive schedule required Alpine to use many small short duration containments to minimize schedule impact and keep the other trades moving. The windows were stripped and repaired off-site while glazing putty was replaced and epoxy repairs were made on site. Part of the restoration included the installation of reproduction brass hardware including pulleys and sash locks. The project was completed on time with every need met.

client
CE Floyd Company, Bedford MA

project type
Lead Paint Abatement

location
Fairfield, CT