Sunday, 27 November 2011

Project Update 27th November 2011

Work continues apace with strip out works to the 19th Century Wing completed.

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.

Lime Mortar Repointing of the existing brickwork undertaken by local directly employed staff.

Areas of particular badly degraded plasterwork have been removed ready for lath repairs and replastering using traditional lime plaster.

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