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The conservation project undertaken on behalf of the National Trust, was carried out between June 2007 and April 2009 and comprised the refurbishment and alteration work to the 18th century Grade 2* Listed building of historic and valuable importance.
The erection of sheeted scaffold structures, including a temporary roof, facilitated the removal and the replacement of the lead, slated and felted roof coverings, involving remedial works to chimneys, bell tower, rainwater goods etc. and included associated repairs and stabilisation of the roof structures and substrates, and provision of new safety anchorages and running lines.
Conservation, repair and remediation works to external masonry of walls involved the JOS system and included stitch drilling and underpinning works. Repairs were carried out to timbers and the historic glazing of windows and doors including lintols, together with internal joinery repairs and flooring reinstatement works. The historic plasterwork was repaired and renewed as necessary with timber lath and lime plaster, followed by the conservation renewal of decorative finishes. Fireplaces were refurbished and flues were cleaned and lined.
The formation of new openings within walls/floors created improved public access
into ground and first floor areas. In addition, the creation
of a holiday letting apartment and staff accommodation on first and second floors was undertaken including upgrading existing staircases and fire escapes.
The existing plumbing and heating systems were removed and renewed, that involved
the installation of new ground source heating and
Demolitions and site clearance within the grounds were undertaken for new incoming services and oil tank installations, associated plant rooms, and upgrading of swimming pool and drainage installations, together with demolitions and site clearance within the derelict garden store and subsequent rebuilding to form new toilet facilities, including associated electrical, plumbing and drainage services.
Another project to form a new visitor reception building was undertaken between January
2008 and April 2009, and comprised the partial demolition, site clearance and alterations
to the existing high masonry walling to south-
Hard and soft landscaping, including external lighting and foul/storm water disposal
system routed beyond the south side of the driveway adjacent to the site were carried
out including repairs and upgrading the surfaces to the driveways, car park areas
and renewal of wrought iron gates to the lodge entrance. A further project for the