Bowcliffe Hall at Bramham near Wetherby was built in 1805 and is set in 38 acres of grounds. It retains the stately atmosphere of a country house and now an extensive programme of work has commenced in earnest on the estate.
Ratcliffe is involved in works to the Hall, Rosemount Cottage and the Pavillion. Today we commenced work to the Hall Offices, carrying out roofing and specialist leadwork. Previous contractors had used modern acrylic and fibreglass based materials to seal roof coverings and stonework which has subsequently degraded, failed and leaked. Initially we will be restoring the roof and parapet stone details using lead and natural hydraulic lime mortar.