Penwortham Hall is a Grade II listed mansion that had been converted into 13 apartments. After a long history of leaking roofs and walls, the managing agents asked HLP to report on the condition of the building and prepare proposals to solve the problems.
At the time of the conversion, very little had been done to provide a long term weather proof building in keeping with either its historical status or future use. After obtaining listed building consent, we designed and managed the major repairs to the roof (including replacing inappropriate slates, redesigning the valleys and gutters and extensive lead work renewal), stonework, windows and wrought iron railings.
When the roof works were being carried out, care was taken to improve the safety of people accessing the roof in the future and to avoid unnecessary access to the more fragile areas. TV aerials and satellite dishes were also relocated into the centre of the roof out of view.