ashdown house

Project:  Fabric repair programme to Ashdown House 
Client:  The National Trust 
Architect:  Rodney Melville & Partners


Winner of the RICS Awards 2014, South East, for Building Conservation  

Dædalus Conservation worked with the National Trust on an extensive external fabric repair programme to Ashdown House. The works included stone tile roofing and leadwork, repairs to the cupola, and the repair and replacement of the chalk stone facades using stone quarried from a local source.

This extraordinary building with a dolls'-house appearance nestles in a beautiful valley on the Berkshire Downs, surrounded by woodland.  It was built in 1662 by an Earl, William Craven, as a house fit for the queen he loved, Queen Elizabeth of Bohemia.

The project was subsequently highly commended at the national RICS Awards Grand Final 2014.

For more information visit the National Trust website