After many months of planning and preparation, and weeks of watching the giant scaffold being built, the contractors are here and work is progressing fast on the external building repairs.
The lead rain water goods have all been removed and carefully packaged, they will be reinstalled at a later date. The render is coming off too, and has so far revealed one area of the damage to the timber frame. An area of the timber frame directly behind a water hopper, that had obviously been leaking for many years, is rotten and will need a lot of repair.
Windows are being removed bay by bay and temporary ones fitted in their place. The originals are going off site for repair.
This morning we had some textile cleaning to do as we had noticed some paint and plaster flakes on the campaign chairs in the Billiard Room and on the billiard table baize.
This is as a result of vibrations from work on the roof and in the attics. We removed the particles using our low suction vacuum cleaners.
As an extra precaution the chairs and billiard table have now had their dust covers put on. This level of protection is preferred as vacumming the textiles too often could cause irrevsiable physical damage by vacuming up fibres as well dust and other particles that have setlled on the textiles.
Melinda, Sarah, Emily and Lucy