September 2021

Some team building activities occurred in the month including haymaking!  Two of the surveyor teams joined up to harvest the front lawn at Netley House.  The seed laced hay is then moved to a property belonging to the National Trust to help propagate a wild flower meadow

Another connection with the National Trust was the appointment in the month to undertake a detailed timber condition survey and measured drawing of Alfriston ‘Clergy House’.  This is the very first property acquired by the National Trust in 1895 for £10.00 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/alfriston-clergy-house.  It’s amusing to reflect that H+R have now been involved with the founder of the National Trust, Octavia Hill’s birthplace, the biggest heritage losses at Uppark and Clandon, the first and also the latest acquisition by the Trust and also the smallest property which is Bridge House in Ambleside

Of interest generally in the month has been extensive work on three hospital developments in Colchester, Richmond and Maidstone and a warehouse building in London that was still used for making sails up until 1972 and the last sailmaker’s loft in the East End