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Wentworth Castle Conservatory


The Victorian wrought iron glasshouse originally built in 1885 as part of the Wentworth Castle
gardens had since fallen derelict and was to be refurbished as part of a wider development and
re-opened to the public.


Due to the advanced state of dilapidation a scaffold was erected to support the remaining
structure and also afford access to our site teams. The solution was to survey the condition
and orientation of the structure and tag all items prior to dismantling and carrying out the
restoration process at our restoration works in Barnsley. The structure would be returned to site
finish painted for re-erection and glazing.


Scope of work

    • To establish site prior to appointment of main contractor.
    • Stabilise structure and erect scaffold.
    • Survey, identify and tag all components.
    • Dismantle structure and transfer to workshop.
    • Clean components and compile condition report assess what components can be repaired
      and what requires replacement.
    • Procure new wrought iron glazing bars and cast iron gutters shoes and columns.
    • Manufacture new wrought iron window, door and roof units.
    • Repair retained wrought and cast iron sections.
    • Trial assemble entire roof bay assemblies.
    • Paint components.
    • Dispatch to site and re-erect.






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