Case study

Heritage re-roof works at Hindringham Hall

31st May 2019

Hindringham Hall is a Grade II listed building located in North Norfolk, built by a courtier to Henry VIII’s illegitimate son, Henry Fitzroy.

The original features of the house reflect 16th century architectural tastes, whilst the moat dates back to the 12th century and is designated as a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

The property is constructed from brick and flint which was taken from local monasteries. The entrance is through a two storey porch with a stone floor. Built to the traditional Elizabethan E plan with original gables, the finials having been restored in the 19th century, Hindringham Hall is one of Norfolk’s hidden gems.

The works Aspect Roofing Services undertook were completed between January and March 2019, in time for the house to be opened to the public for the new season. As a residential property, the building remained occupied throughout the works.

The Works

Prior to the install we:

  • Supplied scaffolding and all other access equipment, subcontracted to a local scaffolding firm
  • Removed existing clay pantiles and stacked sound, re-usable tiles neatly for later re-use
  • Inspected exposed roof timberwork, chimneys and high level parapets for any potential issues. Any defects or damage were reported to the customer and the suggested remedial works were agreed with the client prior to continuing work. There were only a few areas which exhibited more damage than anticipated, meaning minimal remedial works were needed.
  • Treated the timber using a fungicide/insecticide spray.

Installation included use of:

  • Supreme treated counter batten and batten
  • TLX Gold combined multifoil insulation and breathable membrane

The sound existing tiles which had been set aside were relaid. We had allowed for 25% make up of reclaimed red clay pantiles to match the existing but were unfortunately unable to salvage 75% of the existing tiles due to the extent of the damage; we used approximately 30-35% reclaim.

In the final stages of work:

  • Verge and valleys were bonded with fibre-cement, ridge and hip tiles were bedded in white cement and lime mortar with additional mechanical fixings
  • All existing leadwork was re-dressed, using new Code 4 lead where required
  • An area of glass roof was converted to a flat roof with a roof access hatch
  • Rainwater goods were replaced using Alumasc Heritage Cast Aluminium guttering with matching fixings.