Knole is a country house and former archbishop’s palace, situated within Knole Park - a 1,000-acre park located immediately to the south-east of Sevenoaks in west Kent. The house ranks in the top five of England’s largest houses.

DBR Southern’s team was tasked with conservation and restoration works on multiple sites around this historic property.

At Pheasant Court, DBR’s team was overseeing scaffold erection at the site and carrying out masonry and render repairs to the façade. DBR operatives also executed roof repairs to Pheasant Court. This included removing damaged tiles, battens and felt, and then installing new battens and repurposing historic tiles with new tiles throughout the roof. This allowed for continuity visually and historically for the roof structure. Repairs to historic timber were made where necessary, along with some decorative and stucco conservation.

Currently, DBR masonry team is undertaking the next phase of conservation for this historic home, which focuses on repairs to the North garden wall and the Stone Court. The North wall interventions include cutting out defective and damaged stonework, raking and repointing, de-vegetation of the wall, and to refix loose stones in the ragstone walling. After re-pairs, rebuilding of loose areas of the wall will be carried out. DBR’s team are executing masonry repairs to the castellated parapet of the Stone Court. This work includes careful dismantling of stone copings, repair and replace damaged stones, and reset salvaged ragstone and York stone where possible.


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