The building work continues apace with its usual unexpected surprises. Over the summer period lead pipework and asbestos were discovered, a well we didn’t know we had was revealed beneath the presbytery, and one or two other structural anomalies appeared. None of this was out of the ordinary given the age of the building and the complexity of the site, and our architect and contractor have responded admirably to each emerging challenge.
In some ways this is the most delicate period. With the focus on removal and stripping out, many roofs, ceilings, chimneys, walls and windows are in need of support (we know how they feel!). This photo shows the beautiful first floor Goodhart-Rendel library and dining room being supported and protected ahead of the installation of a new ceiling.