Rufford Old Hall

Rufford Old Hall chimney

Inspection and reporting on the condition of various chimneys and specifying the necessary repairs. 

Brief

Rufford Old Hall is a Medieval Hall and Large stately home comprising of buildings from the 16th to the 18th century. The Property encompasses Grade I listed buildings and Grade II buildings. The main aspects of the brief were to undertake inspection and reporting on the condition of various chimneys and specifying the necessary repairs. 

Challenges + Opportunities

The property was a combination of Grade I & II listed buildings owned by the National Trust; the works would need to occur whilst the premises were in occupation and in use as a functioning visitor attraction. The works were to be planned to minimise any effect on the visitor’s enjoyment of the space and ensure a clear method of safe working whilst the premises were in use. 

Strategy

Rufford Old Hall

It was essential that the approach to the works was to minimise any intervention, but whilst ensuring the necessary repairs only where implemented for maintaing the historic fabric by traditional methods and techniques for repairing the historical structure and fabric.

Services

The Building Surveying Division of the practice was appointed to provide full architectural design and building surveying services, specifying all the repairs, remedial works, conservation advice, project management and full contract administration, liaison with the contractor and project team. Provision of budget cost control advice services including agreeing cost variations, cost reporting negotiating and settlement of the final account and issuing interim payment certificates.

  • Project Type : Conservation Project
  • Project Value : £30,000 
  • Project Status : Complete
  • Start / End : Construction phase 8 weeks
  • Contractor : John Goodyear Ltd
  • Last Updated : 3rd November 2016

 

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