Paye Stonework and Restoration
Grade I Listed Kenwood House and parkland is one of the countries most visited buildings managed by English Heritage.
Paye secured a third successive Principal Contract on the estate following contracts on the Orangery and Service wing buildings to carry out extensive external and internal refurbishment and conservation repairs and alterations.
Paye completed the re-roofing of various parts of Kenwood House in three phases on behalf of English Heritage which involved the careful removal, cataloguing, repair and reinstatement of the original 18th Century roof structure.
The slate and lead roofs were carefully stripped to enable structural timber repairs to be carried out, original slates salvaged and re-used together new slates to match where necessary. New lead lined gutters formed of bespoke carpentry provided much needed improved drainage.
As part of the works, we also reordered the interior of the main house to accommodate a new lift access which entails the careful dismantling and reinstatement of the panelling and finished joinery within the rooms to sympathetically accommodate new service routes.