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BRICK LUNETTE CONSTRUCTION, REPOINTING, AND BRICKWORK CLEANING
The Grade II listed town mansion was originally built in 1738 by Architect G Leoni for the second viscount Shannon, with repairs and alterations by Chambers for the 3rd Viscount Weymouth in 1769.
In 2012, C & D Restoration Limited were commissioned to use their specialist tradesman to undertake extensive alterations to the basement brick vaults to accomodate new office space and provide a bright working environment.
Cleaning the Brickwork
The existing brickwork was heavily contaminated from dirt, to moss to salts leached out due to heavy water ingress and even painted in some areas. C & D Restoration used a combination of the DOFF and TORC cleaning systems to remove as much of this contamination as possible.
Construction of New Brick Lunettes
C & D Restoration were employed as the specialist cotractor to construct 3nr. new brick lunettes (arched openings) providing new passage ways from room to room.
Re-Pointing of the Vaults
Following the cleaning of the brickwork, the brick vaults required repointing 100%, in Hydraulic Lime Mortar.