Some lovely archival material mentions here, so certainly worth a share!
The contractors who will be working on the Through the Roof Project for the next 46 weeks or so have arrived on site. They have begun the preparations for the project which will see a glazed secondary roof inserted into the heart of the Mansion to protect the leaking John Nash cast iron roof over the Picture Gallery. Their storage compounds are being set up (luckily the sun is out for them) and they will begin to move materials into selected areas of the Mansion from tomorrow. This will be a small feat in itself, as acess to the site where they will be working is limited – we can show you next week how they are going to do it !
Activity has really begun as preparations continue, ready for the project to go ahead. The presence of builders, surveyors and architects around the Mansion can make us think of how…
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