The National Trust
National Trust
External redecorations, minor repairs, roofing, stone cleaning, door replacements, pest control
Project Duration:
3 months

Due to our proven track record in delivering on Grade listed projects we were appointed Principal Contractor to carry out various works to three National Trust properties located in the county of Surrey, namely Polesden Lacey, Hatchlands and Homewood.

Polesden Lacey is an Edwardian house and estate situated on the North Downs at Great Bookham.  Its architectural style is regency.  McLoughlin Decorating were appointed to carry out external works to the water tower consisting of re-pointing of brickwork, roof tile replacement, window putty renewals and window care repair (resin).  Works also included replacing damaged window glazing where required, replacing damaged timber hatch and French doors and redecoration to all previously painted surfaces including undercroft.

To enable works we were required to erect scaffold around the Water Tower using our approved subcontractor Scaffold company, ensuring that strict instructions were adhered to so as not to damage the external fabric of the building, which meant not attaching any of the scaffold structure directly into the building.

Hatchlands Park is a red brick country house with surrounding gardens in East Clandon.  It has been a Grade I listed property since 1967.  Works comprised of roof slate tile replacements, redressing leadwork to the roof, window putty renewals and window care repair (resin).  To replace damaged dentil moulding at eaves level which required profile to be matched, replace damaged window glazing where required and redecoration to all previously painted surfaces.  To enable the above work to be carried out scaffolding was erected to all elevations of Hatchlands house and struck once works were completed.

Homewood is a cubist residence and gardens and was completed in 1938.  The Homewood is an elevated house on pillars.  The structure is made up of reinforced concrete.  McLoughlin Decorating were appointed to carry out redecoration to all previously painted surfaces, render repairs and window care repair (resin) following joint inspection with National Trust in-house surveyor and Client surveyor, provide protection to all art work (panelling and statues).  To facilitate the above work being carried out scaffold was erected over swimming pool and struck once works completed. Residents occupied Homewood throughout the works.

Throughout all 3 projects, we liaised with National Trust staff to ensure access to the properties occupied by residents and members of the public (visitors to the National Trust) would not be affected. Weekly informal meetings with McLoughlin site team, National Trust surveyors and Client’s surveyors were held. Fortnightly progress meetings were carried out between McLoughlin management, National Trust management and Client management.

As an addition to the above we were also required to undertake a Bat survey at the request of National Trust to each property.