The estate office at Castle Ashby suffered a major fire in 2013 and required a complete restoration after the building was devastated by the flames.
In Conjunction with other sub-contractors and the main contractor (Austin Newport) we were employed to restore the main fabric of the building. This included a total re-point of the structure with stone walling replacements as required, re-building of many walls which had collapsed or become unsafe and the take down and re-build of the chimneys on each gable..
Each Gable was completely stripped of copings, these were re-fixed with new replacements incorporated to replace the fire damaged sections. The gable walls required consolidation as internal flues were found to run up under the coping parallel to the pitch of the roof.
Some of the building's features, such as the stone piers on each side of the garage doors were surveyed and renewed from ground up, incorporating replacement stone capitols beneath the oak wall plates.
Other internal works to add new stone flooring and blue bricks to the garage area were also completed.
Various images of the completed building are shown here.