The house and dye-works are a historically protected landmark. It is both our wish and goal to restore the building to its former glory and make it partially open to the public. Geodetic documentation was commissioned from Gepoint s.r.o. as a starting point. A historical building survey was then carried out by Eliška a Miroslav Noví.
Blueprints for renovating the residential quarters and its adjacent dyeing workshop have been drawn up by Czech architect Martin Čeněk and his colleagues Kristýna Rejsková and Šárka Malošíková.
Renovation of the timbering, gallery, roof truss, and roofing is being carried out by Tomáš Husák.
It seems apparent that after the workshop ceased all operations, taking care of the old house became more of a burden for the inhabitants than it was worth. Which is why at some point between the two world wars, the once tall roof was replaced with a much lower structure that ended up warping the original shape of the house.
Before renovation commenced, the house had been empty for many years and had become virtually uninhabitable. The roofing on both the house and the workshop was in a state of disrepair, which led to years of rainwater leaking through the roof and trickling all the way down to the ground floor. The first-floor ceilings had also collapsed, and the cellar was completely filled with sand. On the other side, the workshop was riddled with rubbish while the land around the buildings was covered with self-sown bushes and trees. What’s more, no one had any knowledge about the history of the building.
The first step in our effort to save the building was to cover the residential side with temporary sheet metal roofing. While the house itself was being dried out after suffering countless years of water damage, a clear-out of all the rubbish, sand, and rubble from inside commenced. The residential quarters came first, followed by what was referred to at the time as “the barn,” as it was not yet known what the purpose of the preserved equipment was. Roof battens and roofing on the dye-works side were then replaced with corrugated tiles.
The next step is to renovate the timbering, gallery, roof truss, and roofing of the residential side of the building.