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Carville Compound

Carville Compound

Site offices at this motorway maintenance depot were accessed by a wooden walkway and ramp. The walkway was adjacent to the vehicular entrance and a barn containing road salt which was used by HGVs reversing in.

Carville Compound

Lindisfarne - Completed External Elevations

Lindisfarne - Completed External Elevations

The scaffolding is finally stripped on the South and East lower battery elevations to reveal the sneck harling finish.

Lindisfarne - Completed External Elevations

Lindisfarne - Main Stairway Lime Plastering Time-Lapse

Lindisfarne - Main Stairway Lime Plastering Time-Lapse

In our third retrospective, we look at one of our most challenging operations: lime plastering the main staircase to the upper battery.

Lindisfarne - Main Stairway Lime Plastering Time-Lapse

Lindisfarne - Sneck Harling to External Walls

Lindisfarne - Sneck Harling to External Walls

In the second of our retrospectives, a layer of lime harling is applied to all external walls of Lindisfarne Castle.

Lindisfarne - Sneck Harling to External Walls

Lindisfarne - Sneck Harling Trials

Lindisfarne - Sneck Harling Trials

Several trials were undertaken on the upper battery to determine the desired finish for the sneck harling.

Lindisfarne - Sneck Harling Trials

Lindisfarne - Packing and Pinning

Lindisfarne - Packing and Pinning

In order to create a hygral barrier, thermalite stone shards are pinned and set in mortar.

Lindisfarne - Packing and Pinning

Lindisfarne - Rebuilding the Castle Walls

Lindisfarne - Rebuilding the Castle Walls

It has been 12 months since the conservation works began at Lindisfarne Castle. This blog is the first in a series of retrospectives exploring the past year.

Lindisfarne - Rebuilding the Castle Walls

Removal of Brampton Lay-By

Removal of Brampton Lay-By

Works were undertaken to remove a lay-by and replace it with a grassed hard stand area near Brampton.

Removal of Brampton Lay-By

Works Take Off at Winston Bridge

Works Take Off at Winston Bridge

St Astier begin repairs on the Grade II listed stone bridge that was once featured in a daring stunt for TV.

Works Take Off at Winston Bridge