Date Dec 2018 – September 2019

This period Jacobean manor house dating back to 1622, is now used as a college for the study of the arts. The project involved re-roofing many of the tiled or lead covered roof areas of the original house. Our task was to provide a design for the temporary roof scaffold and encapsulate the building for the areas where these works were being carried out.

Due to the historic value of the building the roof was to be designed as a free-standing structure. With an overall span of over 35m a Layher Keder XL pitched roof system was chosen to achieve the span. Whilst for the majority of the building space was not an issue and suitable buttresses could be provided to support the scaffold, the rear elevation and presence of a nearby church presented a great deal more problems with the restrictions of room available to erect the scaffold. As the client did not want to see large amounts of kentledge on the front of the building the scaffold was held down using a series of augured piles with steel beams providing the connection to the scaffold.

Scaffolding Was Erected By Modern Access Ltd