Strengthening a Grade 2 Listed Roof
We were initially called to this site to check the temporary supports that had been installed to prevent any further movement of a flat roof and roof lantern in this listed building which had sagged and was leaking whenever it rained. Investigation showed cracked structural timbers with limited historical repairs and wet rot. Working with the conservation officer, owners and their builder we opened up sections of the roof and internal structure to determine the full extent of the roof and ceiling supports and their condition. We investigated a localised repair and strengthening of the existing timbers and although this was possible and acceptable to all parties the cost of materials and site work made the scheme impractical for the owners. We therefore proposed a new independent support for the roof lantern which would work around the existing timbers to the solid internal walls. This reduced the impact on the existing roof and allowed the majority of the preparation work to be carried out off site to then be craned into position. The flat roof and roof lantern were then able to be constructed off this frame to the clients delight.
4 Isis Court, Rosetta Way Ouseacres, York YO26 5NA
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