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Contract Value: c. £105,000
Duration: August – October 2014
Location: Huntley, Gloucestershire
Work Description: Repairs, maintenance and roofing works

We’ve successfully carried out essential repairs and maintenance to the roof of a historic Grade II Listed manor house in Gloucestershire. 

The project, which was carried out over a six-week period, also involved essential maintenance works
including full external redecoration, re-lining the gutter system, minor timber repairs and sash window
overhauls. A complex system of scaffolding was used to protect the steeply-pitched, turreted roof and the
historic chimneys at Gloucestershire’s Huntley Manor.

The French chateau-style house, built in 1862 to a design by Samuel Sanders Teulon, features a distinctive, pointed roof and a large number of chimneys that made the repair work all the more challenging for the Novus team.
The distinctive natural slate of the pitched, tiled areas of the mansard roof were of paramount concern as
the Novus team made improvements to the property, which is owned by Professor Tim Congdon.

We applied Liquid roofing products from Belzona to the flat roof areas of the property to increase the
integrity and extend the life of the roof, and the house’s rainwater gutter system was completely re-lined using
liquid lining products to form a watertight system.

Contract supervisor, Dave Barnes said: “The Huntley Manor project was a great opportunity to show how Novus can provide an excellent service. We had many challenges to overcome during the works. We carried out work in phases so we could limit the volume of scaffolding on the premises, and this was one way we could limit the interruptions to the occupants. We communicated every day with the client to ensure the project ran smoothly, with as little disruption as possible.”
 
Professor Tim Congdon CBE, owner of Huntley Manor, said: “Novus did an excellent job at Huntley Manor. The
building is Victorian Gothic and was designed by the original and adventurous architect, Samuel Teulon, with
all sorts of distinctive and awkward period features. Novus found the right sub-contractors, made sure that the work was completed on time and to specification, and now – a year later – the building still looks clean and fresh.”
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