Specialist Repair

Scaffolding has been erected to carry out essential work to the north-east gable to repair structural cracks in the high level masonry and to replace a rotten timber lintel.

The specialist repair involves carefully cutting out the lime mortar joints and installing a thin stainless steel reinforcing bar and then repointing with traditional lime mortar.

Inside the attic a new oak beam is being installed to replace an old timber built into the masonry that has decayed over the years because of its contact with damp brickwork.

House tours will continue as usual but the normal garden entry point is blocked by the scaffolding so access will be via the walled garden gates while the work is being carried out.