Dismantle parapets and rebuild using new Weldon stone.
Survey, record, dismantle and rebuild brick and stone chimneys, using like for like materials.
Remove all roof coverings, replace rotten timbers, re-line valley gutters and re-slate roof.
Now a renowned conference and wedding venue, the historic Mansion House at Old Warden Park, Biggleswade was built by Joseph Shuttleworth in 1872. He commissioned Henry Clutton, a prominent Victorian architect, to design the mansion in Jacobean style.
Norman & Underwood’s conservation division was appointed to undertake repairs to the Mansion’s distinctive high stone and brick chimneys. The chimneys had to be totally dismantled and rebuilt while allow work to continue in the venue’s busy main kitchens immediately below. The original stone and bricks were reused wherever possible, alongside specially sourced matching new materials.
We also replaced the slate and associated lead works on the east wing roof.
The contract subsequently won the Silver award in the Bedfordshire CPRE Living Countryside Awards 2011, Buildings category.