After completion of a timber and stone pergola for the National Trust at Nymans Gardens, the R.B. Group returned to restore the mansion ruins, completing a complex project with a large unstable structure on a vast basement.
Structural work involved removing the large concrete lintel in the existing structure and casting insitu new reinforced concrete beams. Other operations required the replacement of the corroded RSJ`s with Stainless steel universal beams imported from Germany. Stone and timber restoration was also carried out on the building.
The dramatic architecture of Nymans house is part Regency, part pseudo-medieval, and now part ruin following a fire in 1947.
Contract Value: £350,000
Client: National Trust
Location: Handcross, nr Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Architect: Mann Williams