Newly Completed Project for National Trust – Polesden Lacey

12 June, 2024

USL are pleased to share a recently completed project for the lovely Edwardian house, Polesden Lacey Mansion House for the National Trust.  USL was appointed as the principal contractor to carry out essential conservation works to the building exterior including; stone, render, windows, timbers and restoration to the clock cupola. This programme was organised in partnership with Rena Pitsilli- Graham Architect.

The programme comprised comprehensive conservation repairs to all surfaces followed by sensitive redecoration to harmonise the appearance of the yellow walls and balustrade render.

As a Grade II* listed property, the cupola is one of the most significant elements of the building, an iconic symbol seen from all directions.  The team sensitively conserved and re-detailing the leadwork and external timber joints to improve weatherproofing and prevent future water ingress and damage.

House Facts: 

Polesden Lacey was expanded from an earlier building and extensively remodelled in 1906 by Margaret Greville, a well-known Edwardian hostess. Her fine paintings, furniture, porcelain and silver collection is displayed in the reception rooms and galleries, as it was at the time of her celebrated house parties. The future George VI and Queen Elizabeth spent part of their honeymoon there in 1923.

 

Learn more about Polesden Lacey - National Trust Visiting Information. 

 

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