RESTORATION AND CONSERVATION

THE VYNE, BASINGSTOKE

RE-ROOFING OF GRADE I LISTED TUDOR HOUSE

We were engaged by The National Trust to undertake a major project to prevent further water ingress to this magnificent Tudor House as the roof structure had dilapidated over time.  The impressive skyline of pitched tiled roofs and crenelated parapets added to the mansions atmospheric appeal and we were honoured to be involved with such an important contract.

From the outset we formed a close working relationship with The National Trust, with particular regard given to public access as the house was to remain open throughout.  A skyline walkway was formed to enable visitors’ access to the roofline and allow them to view the works undertaken at first hand. We then set about stripping, repairing/replacing the roof structure and stonework alike including the parapets and chimneys and then formed the new roof and leadwork to ensure this was impenetrable to preserve the interior fabric for future generations. In addition to this lightning protection was overhauled, a new fall restraint system installed and rainwater goods upgraded. With our skilled site team we executed a fantastic project which delivered on all levels from public involvement to skilled craftsmanship and on conclusion the property was returned to its former glory, much to the approval of all the project team.