Chislehampton House
Oxfordshire

As Main Contractor, Triton were appointed to implement a conservation grade specification to this Grade II Listed manor house, dated 1768.

Once the stone and brickwork had been cleaned and a thick encrustation of algae and lichen removed with the JOS abrasive system, an appropriate match for the obsolete limestone was chosen by the architect from the comprehensive Triton Building Restoration Stone Library.

The limestone dressings were in a relatively poor condition and those not detailed for replacement were descaled, consolidated with repeated applications of lime water and finally treated with a graded shelter coat. To the pediment, new sections were pieced in to the carved coat of arms. Numerous jambs, heads, cills and moulded sections were supplied and fixed to all elevations and replacement finials and indented cornice sections to the main entrance porch.

To the brickwork, extensive replacement to all elevations was undertaken using hand made units and special squints to the bay windows, with failed gauged arches being dismantled and replaced. At roof level, the chimney stacks were carefully dismantled and reconstructed with hand made facing bricks, prior to the entire roof being recovered in high quality Welsh slate with new Code 5 lead throughout.

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