2019 - Case Study
Hammonds Farm is a Grade II listed Queen Anne Farmhouse with a number of outbuildings, a swimming pool and tennis court. The house was sold in 2016 and the new owners required it to be extensively refurbished inside and out.
Our works comprised of stripping and retiling the main roof and extension using existing and second hand tiles to match as near as possible and forming a new lead flat roof.
The main roof had 3 no. dormers installed and there were 3 no. existing chimneys to the high and low level roofs. The insulation was also upgraded to meet with current regulations with same being installed both above and between the rafters.
The existing roof required stripping and temporary weathering in such a way that it would be easy for the roof to be uncovered whilst the dormers were being constructed and weathered back in again at the end of each working day as the project was undertaken without the luxury of a temporary roof.
Due to the additional build-up of the roof levels, the existing brick corbelled detail at the eaves was then too low, we therefore installed a creasing tile detail around the perimeter of the main roof, finished with a lead flashing above as per the architects design. This in itself proved to be a challenge due to the fact that the existing building was not square or level.
As there were various renovation and improvement works being carried out at the same time it was vital to prevent ingress of rainwater occurring.
Our site team were led by one of our heritage tradesmen and the work was carried out to a very high standard.