The full restoration of the building will be conducted in phases. These phases are:
Renewal of slate roof coverings, repair and restoration of cast iron gutters and repairs to existing lead work required to eliminate water ingress problems and halt the present rate of decay of the historic fabric. Repair and reroof the lantern. (The subject of this proposal)
Repair of window frames and cills, re-pointing and correction of past poor-quality remedial pointing to prevent water ingress through the walls, particularly on the west side but encourage the walls to breath. To repair, stabilise or renew, as necessary, decayed timber window frames where affected by fungal decay. To re-point stone work, where necessary, with materials sympathetic to the original construction.
Enlarge fracture to junction of lath and plaster ceilings and solid wall plaster, scrim joint and make good with materials sympathetic to the original construction. Allow approximately 34 metres run.
Carefully remove approximately 6m2 decayed timber dado panelling and renew with panelling constructed with timber of the same species as the original with mouldings copied from the original.
Allow for removal of approximately 250m2 of dead/decayed plaster affected by water ingress and re-plaster with materials matching the original specification.
Allow for removal of defective area of approximately 5m2 lath and plaster ceiling from entrance lobby to a firm edge, leaving sound laths in place and reinstate using riven laths and materials matching the original specification.
Repair wooden floors and tiling in entrance portico.
Rake out joints of rubble stone boundary walls and re-point in hydraulic lime/sand mortar. Provide new three course scantle slate capping with terracotta ridge tiles bedded and pointed in hydraulic lime/sand mortar. Repair and re-hang existing timber gate.
Reinstatement of Architectural Features: Provide new cast iron gate to pedestrian entrance, and new cast iron railings to granite plinth blocks to either side of pedestrian entrance.