Large Domestic Dwelling
This Grade II listed house, like many old buildings, required re-roofing together with extensive lead work repairs.
We were commissioned to appraise the roof and schedule repairs.
During the roof inspection it became apparent that 2 pairs of the octagonal chimneys had suffered deterioration to the brickwork, with open joints and exhibited a noticeable lean.
The South elevation chimney stack had lead flashing between the stacks where they met, the main stack penetrating the roof finish. Upon lifting this flashing it was apparent that there had been an historic split to the chimney stack in this area which had since been repaired using cement mortar render.
The chimney stacks were dismantled to roof level. The salvaged bricks were cleaned and re-used for the re-construction of the chimney stacks, where necessary reclaimed replacements to match existing were found and the stacks were pointed with traditional lime mortar. The roof slates were removed and salvaged, light repairs were undertake to the roof structure as required. The roof was then re-covered with existing and matching new slates and new lead flashings.
Detailed listed building consent was required to ensure that the works would not affect the character of this building of special architectural and historic interest.