The 20th-27th November 2020 marks Maintenance Week and we thought we should share with you some of the ongoing maintenance work we are undertaking at Clifton House to preserve the building for future generations.
Water ingress from the lead lining on the pediment at Clifton House had caused damp to come through the plasterwork in the Boardroom – the historic heart of the building. Work was undertaken via a cherry picker to repair the lead on the pediment, and the plasterwork had to be taken off the wall to allow the brick to dry out. We have had specialists in to test the damp levels in the brick and we are happy to report that there has been no further ingress of water. The exposed brick looks as good as new, especially when you compare it with the exterior which has endured over 245 years of weathering! Lime plaster will be used to bring the Boardroom back to its former glory.