Location: Nawton Tower, Nawton
Materials Used: New Burlington slates,
Codes 3, 4, 5, and 6 lead,
Timber battens and counter-battens,
Proctor Roofshield,
Flag Soprema single ply flat roofing membrane,
18mm plywood.
Project Duration / Client 1 year / Haxton Developments Ltd.
Project Description: This 18th century, Grade II listed country house was recently purchased by a descendent of the original owners who wished to restore the building to its former glory. Owing to our expertise in heritage work of this sort, we were chosen to carry out this major refurbishment of the external areas.
The client wanted the best possible materials, so new Burlington slates were chosen. These were supplied by Yates and Co. Ltd. Whilst expensive, they give a beautiful finish which a building like this deserves.
The main item of note is the three polygonal bay windows to the rear of the building that overlook the historic gardens. The very tight nature of these areas meant that a standard lead capping over the slates would have been terribly untidy, so we used a fairly advanced lead detail to tuck the capping under the slating to give a very neat and beautiful finish.
This project involved a great deal of lead work on top of the large amount of slating.
Several Flag Soprema single ply membranes were installed on newly-constructed flat roofs.
One of the projects in which we take most pride. A very good result on a difficult job.
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