|Materials Used:||Reclaimed Welsh slates,
Codes 3 and 5 lead, timber battens,
Wienerberger/Sandtoft Arcadia pantiles,
Cast iron guttering and rainwater goods.
|Project Duration / Client||12 weeks / Fitzwilliam Malton Estate|
|Project Description:||The prestigious Fitzwilliam Malton Estate’s building surveyor came to us directly to discuss our re-roofing of this Grade II listed building in the heart of Malton. The Estate aims to maintain the town’s historic and attractive appeal, and having used us previously the Estate had no hesitation in requesting our services again given our knowledge, expertise, and experience in this area.
The project involved the re-roofing of the slated elevations of the main roof and the tiled elevations of the rear offset, all lead work at the chimney stacks and abutments, rebuilding several of the property’s chimney stacks like-for-like, replacing the existing rainwater goods, and extending the main roof to create a more aesthetically pleasing overhang in keeping with the property’s heritage. We were also ably assisted in masonry work by Bruce Nicholson and his daughter, Josie, from L.C.C. Restorations in Leeds.
Whilst there were many elements to the project, they were all straightforward enough for our team; the greatest difficulty came with our needing to help design a scaffold to bridge over the adjoining alleyway to allow deliveries to local businesses to be unaffected. Through several meetings and discussions, we managed this in the end to satisfy all parties.
We and the Estate were both very pleased with the final result and look forward to working together again soon.