Maidwell hall is a beautiful private boarding school, located in the beautiful countryside of Northamptonshire. Due to the buildings age (and beauty) we would normally have to speak to a Conservation Officer about any repairs but as the works being carried out on the roof were ‘like for like’, we were not required to do so this time around.
With leaks happening around the base of the atrium, We thought it best to replace the lead as well the felt, to completely eliminate the possibility of an any further leaks. Having stripped up the felt and led, we immediately found the source of the leak. Where as the previously laid felt was laid in one one long stretch, we have laid in it downward staggered fashion, this way it well completely enable the rain to slide off it, instead of going against the felt joins.
We replaced the lead and then torched on the new felt, the results of this are below.