This week, Cliveden Conservation Conservator, Andrea Walker, talks us through the doors and window replacement on the Folly Project.
Take the opportunity to climb the scaffold tower surrounding Folly, it’s currently open at weekends until the end of October, booking http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wimpole-estate/things-to-see-and-do/events/
Until now, the tracery windows on the Main Tower have been boarded up with timber and chicken wire. The idea of having the covers in place was to keep the worst of the weather and the pigeons out. (The pigeons here at the folly are a determined bunch and, if not kept in check, they muscle their way in and attempt to repopulate the interior of the tower.)
The covers are now being replaced with better ventilated options, floor-by-floor, to allow air into the tower while our specialist wood team work inside.
Our friendly contact at Architectural Glass measured and template all 10 windows. With that and…
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