Client: Creeksea Place Manor
Completed: Sept 2020
Category: Historical Building
Contract Duration: 40 weeks
Architect: Morton Partnership
What we did...
  • Restoration & Conservation
  • Brickwork Repairs & Specialist Moulded Bricks
  • Structural / Joinery
  • Leadwork / Rainwater Goods
  • Roofing

USL was appointed as Principal Contractor to carry out extensive restoration works to the roof and associated areas at the Grade II* listed Creeksea Place.

Creeksea Place is located near to the town of Burnham-on-Crouch in the Essex countryside of eastern England. This Tudor mansion was originally built in 1569, the estate retains many original internal and external features, with an original walled-garden and untouched orchard, where the BBC’s adaptation of Great Expectations was filmed.  It presently operates as a popular performance and events venue.

This largely C16 red brick house was suffering from an extensively decaying roof and structural timbers.

The restoration programme included;

  • Full scaffolding over project site including temporary roof.
  • Cleaning and removal of vegetation and debris
  • Careful removal of ridge, roof tiles and leadwork
  • Removal of all existing timber battens and sarking boarding.  Reuse of historical boarding where possible.
  • Timber repairs throughout as well as repairs to light casements.
  • New installation and battens fitted
  • Refit all reclaimed and new roof tiles
  • Associated brickwork repairs
  • New leadwork to gutter, chute, abutments and cover flashing.
  • New conservation rooflight installed
  • Supply and fit new cast iron guttering, hoppers and pipes
  • Reused rainwater goods restored and refitted.
  • Restoration work to glazed casements.
Read more

Presented by the Maldon District Conservation & Design Award Scheme, USL is pleased to accept the award for ‘Building Conservation Winner’ for restoration works at Creeksea Place in Burnham-on-Crouch, a grade II* listed building and one of the most important Elizabethan houses in this part of Essex.  Read more here. 

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