West Dean College

West Dean College scaffold installation

West Dean

Conservation and repair of the roof to West Dean House, focusing on the roofs of the historic college buildings.

The repairs required a scaffold with temporary roof and due to the construction of the House, an independent scaffold had to be designed to span the existing building without taking any load off the existing structure.

As well as replacing the roof slates with new Welsh Penrhyn slates (retaining the original where possible), repairs to the galetted flint parapets were carried out in addition to alterations to the rainwater goods, to ensure quick and efficient discharge of water from the inner roof pitches.  A new lightning protection system was introduced and new measures for access, to ensure ongoing maintenance in the future.  These were all vital to futureproof the building and ensure its sustainability.

The works required careful coordination to ensure the grade II* listed building remained accessible throughout the works.

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