We have just started conservation of the fired damaged decorative surfaces of a private house in North Somerset.
The focus of the conservation treatment is a mainly extant Gothic Revival decorative scheme by the firm of J. G. Crace, employing decorative designs by A. W. N. Pugin. Elements of the scheme survive in the Lobby Hall, Octagonal Hall, Drawing Room, Inner Hall and Library. The Dining Room is considered to be late Victorian or early Edwardian.
The interiors were damaged to varying degrees as a result of a fire in 2016. They have suffered from smoke, heat and water.
The objectives of the project are:
- consolidation of plaster and paint layer
- conservation cleaning
- filling and reintegration of losses
- redecoration of missing elements of the decorative scheme
- full documentation of treatment carried out.
Architect: The Regeneration Practice, London
Main Contractor: Austin Newport Group