Town Hall Tuesday- Week 17

02/05/2017

It is week 17 already – nearly 1/6 of the way through the project!

Project manager, Rob, is away on a well deserved break, so thanks to Sam for providing the information from Borras about this week’s work on site.

At attic level, the dormer and roof upgrade and repairs are continuing. Our conservation architect has inspected every piece of wood on the windows to see which bits can be retained and which bits need to be painstakingly restored or replaced. It is key in a restoration like ours to retain as much as possible of the original features.

The roof upgrade continues
The roof upgrade continues

In a similar vein, the stonework repairs are ongoing. Our conservation architect has, again, been round the whole building looking at the stone work, determining which bits to replace, restore, support or leave. The dimples, cracks and holes that aren’t detrimental to the structure of the building are part of its character, so the restorers are working hard to get the balance right – it just wouldn’t look right if our 311 year old Georgian Town Hall with Victorian Upgrades was over-restored and ended up with no character left!

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Last week, Town Hall Tuesday featured a fascinating picture of the Ground Floor with the insulated aggregate covering the floor, this week has seen this being covered by membrane insulation.

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After last week’s propping of the cupola, upgrades and restoration to the Cupola Roof have begun including wood work and re-leading.

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Here’s to next week!