Works were delayed for around a week due the discovery of asbestos underneath the floor boards on the ground floor which resulted in the area being sealed off whilst it was removed under controlled conditions.
The formation of the lift pit and service trenches are well underway - as are the Mechanical and Electrical Installations to the 1st floor.
External repairs including extensive repointing in lime mortar are well underway. Replacement stone cills are on order after being accurately identified using a petrographic survey to ensure they matched the originals. Overhauling of the sash windows which had badly degraded has also commenced.
Internally lath and lime plastering works are due to commence in the next week.
Formation of the New Lift Pit - This was undertaken under the watchful eye of a Archeologist from Herefordshire County Council.
Areas of particular badly degraded plasterwork have been removed ready for lath repairs and replastering using traditional lime plaster.