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Wentworth Woodhouse…. Project Spotlight!

Wentworth Woodhouse is famous for its enormous size and architectural beauty. Built mainly during the 18th century, it is said that the house has a room for every day of the year and a staircase for every month. Its east front, at 185 metres long, is one of the longest country house façades in Britain, twice the length of Buckingham Palace. However, over many years the house has suffered decay and it was added to Historic England’s Heritage at Risk Register in 2016.

Local craftsman Paul Furniss, descendant of original mason who helped build the house, has been carrying out a programme of urgent repairs. The work has made key areas of the buildings stable and weather-tight, and prepared the ground for a major phase of roof repairs. The work has also revealed some of the house’s hidden areas

As we are coming to the end of the restoration works, we thought you might like to see some of the progress so far to this absolutely beautiful building. 

Lead Work

Created by our highly skilled lead workers, stunning Intricate detail on the lead hoppers, sure you will agree that the finish is flawless.

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Urns 

Carved new sections of stone and attached to the base with stainless steel dowels. The Urns will weather overtime to blend with the original stonework, again, carved by our specialist stone masons.

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The services we provide for you at aura conservation

Masonry

Stone, Brick, Cast Stone, Terracotta, Sculpture, Statuary, Bronze Statuary.

Roofing

Traditional Roof Slating, , Roof Features & Drainage, Lead Protection, Lead work, Zinc Copper & Stainless Steel, Steeplejacks and Lightning Protection.

Interiors

Painting & Decorating, Decorative Plasterwork, Tiling, Timber Flooring.

Services & Treatment

Principle Contractor on several trade refurbishment projects. Protection and Remedial Treatment, Paint Finishes, Mortars & Renders, Pointing, Paint Removal, Masonry Cleaning, Structural Repairs, Epoxy Resin Repairs.

Metal, Wood & Glass

Fine Joinery, Wood Carving, Windows and Doors, Stained Glass, Secondary Glazing, Metalwork.

You can contact us at:

Dunham House, 181 Wellington Road North, Stockport, Cheshire, SK4 2PB.

Tel: 0161 442 9850 / Fax: 0161 432 8478

Email  enquiries@auraltd.co.uk 
Web    www.auraltd.co.uk

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