The Restoration of a beautiful Kent Manor House
We were privileged to be awarded the contract to re-roof this beautiful 16th century house. Our brief was to ensure that the work was carried out to exacting standards with the minimum disruption and mess. We were also limited to a 15 week period on site from erection of scaffold to final completion.
Before commencing we had to take a full photographic survey to ensure all detailing was replicated or improved. Before stripping the roof we built and tiled a control model on the ground incorporating all ridge, hip, ridge and verge details
Heavy duty roofing felt removed from central gully and internal flat roof; Both areas re-boarded and clad with code 6 and 7 lead to LSA specifications. Nicholson stainless steel ventilators used to provide ventilation to underside of lead. Also all re-boarding carried out with 6 x1 sawn boarding fixed with penny gaps
All tiles re-hung with 40mm alloy peg drops. All inner roof elevations had been re-tiled in past with poor quality nib tiles. We had to source 18000 top quality reclaimed old Kent peg tiles
I am very proud of this project. Despite having 3 weeks of rain and instructions for an additional two weeks work, I delivered it on time and on budget. My clients and the conservation officer were extremely happy and I got paid!!