The Basildon Blog

Thursday, 24 September 2009

A note from the Building Surveyor

Before the specification for the works could be written, limited small scale cleaning trials were undertaken last year to find the most appropriate methods to clean the elevations and black deposits from the stonework. These allowed the architect to write the specification and obtain tenders.

Once the contractor was engaged and before proceeding with any cleaning of the stonework, further trials have been undertaken over the last few weeks to develop and finalise the most appropriate method.

These photo's show the specialist conservator cleaning the stonework to a trial area on the south pavilion with a carefully controlled water wash and brush.

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Early September Update

The scaffolding is still being erected around the house. The south pavilion is now complete, as is the south side of the main house. Currently under construction is the East facade facing on to the back lawn.