November 2020

Classic city brickwork

The month saw some more returns to old haunts. Albany in Piccadilly was taken to the next stage in its remedial strategy for dealing with penetrating damp and retained moisture. H+R’s last visit was in 2016. The mansion known as Brightwells in Farnham finally started its refurbishment, 4 years after H+R were first engaged. In addition, H+R started re-assessing a dilapidated stately home which is now possibly the largest private home refurbishment in the UK, after an interval of 10 years since H+R first submitted preliminary reports

Trouble shooting on problematic new build structures continued to form a growing part of the service H+R provide with extensive investigations at two very large completed apartment complexes in London in support of the Project Teams and their insurers

On a more personal note, it was a trip down memory lane for one of the company directors to Oriel College in Oxford to undertake identification and mapping of hidden voids

Additional investigative work in the month included a façade to be retained in Croydon, Riseholme Hall in Lincolnshire, Bodmin Town Hall in Cornwall and the British Museum