Client: English Heritage
Completed: Various Projects
Category: Castles
Contract Duration: 2016
Architect: Caroe & Partners
What we did...
  • Restoration & Conservation
  • Stone Masonry
  • Brickwork
  • Joinery
  • Specialist Services

Appointed as principal contractors, USL have carried out various restoration phases at Framlingham Castle in Suffolk, a 12th Century fortress and Scheduled Ancient Monument.

USL carried out stone and brickwork restoration and repairs to high wall walkways and bridges; including isolated repairs and rebuilding to existing masonry walls and stone chimneys, rebuilding of the entrance arch over the moat, localised repairs to defective timber in new oak to high level walkways bridges.

The project presented challenging access issues, particularly to the external faces of the walls and towers, which are situated at the top of the steep embankment of the surrounding moat.  This was overcome by a combination of traditional scaffolding, electric power cradles and specialist abseiling teams to access the more difficult sections of the towers.

The castle’s curtain wall has been carefully conserved by USL for future generations to enjoy.

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“We’re lucky to receive the investment in this time of austerity.”

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