Following sudden collapse of a masonry dormer on the west wing of this Grade I Listed moated manor house, Rossi Long Consulting were appointed to investigate the cause of collapse.
We undertook initial visual inspections and investigations preparing a report advising the National Trust upon the cause of failure.
In light of concerns regarding similar dormer constructions throughout the property, we provided further initial advice upon these remaining elements. As a consequence of our inspections we specified emergency repairs which were installed to offer an element of temporary restraint to the dormers. Once installed these works allowed the safe installation of an access and restraint scaffold to the courtyard elevations. Rossi Long Consulting provided scaffolding design services as part of their appointment.
Extensive surveys were subsequently undertaken in the roof spaces of the hall to assess the extent of the defects which caused the collapse, as well as elevation surveys to assess the condition of the masonry and stonework. This information allowed us to prepare drawings and specification for repair works, taking full consideration of the conservation sensitivity of the building fabric and artefacts. We also prepared a design and specification for a scaffold and temporary works to undertake the works, which are planned to commence late in 2019.