Oxburgh Hall - Raising the Roof Project

We are absolutely delighted to have received TWO awards at the Norfolk Constructing Excellence Awards 2023 for our work with the National Trust on their iconic Grade I Listed building ‘Oxburgh Hall’

The awards for Excellence in Innovation and Project of the Year were testament to our hard work in restoring this beautiful building expertly and sensitively back to its original glory following the catastrophic collapse of one of the main dormers in 2016.

Over the course of 6 years, we worked carefully and meticulously to sympathetically repair individual timbers, strengthen the roof and dismantle and refurbish 14 masonry dormers and 27 individual chimneys.  This was a complex and delicate task not least because the moat which surrounds the hall couldn’t be drained for any length of time. Our Innovative methods led to our design and the build of a complex scaffold which enabled us to complete the works whilst keeping the hall safely open to the public.

The project was the largest conservation project undertaken by the National Trust (East of England) and gained local press coverage and recognition on the Sky TV series ‘Heritage Rescue’

We are incredibly proud to have been recognised by Norfolk Constructing Excellence and also receiving the IStructE Regional award in 2022 for Structural Excellence for this project.

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