Gunning London were proud to be appointed to this project, to ensure that the buildings were wind and weathertight.

All works were delivered in a very short timeframe over the summer holiday period.

The project involved repointing and stone repairs to the Chapel and replacement of cast iron gutters using Alumasc products. There were also major conservation repairs and complete redecoration to the timber, stone, clay tile and masonry of the historic Lych Gate.

In the Old Hall, we repaired gutters, replaced the lead roof and broken roof tiles, delivered major repointing of South Elevation, and replaced the damp course render.

The Armoury also required replacement of the lead roof, flashings, parapet bricks, and glass louvres along with high-level repointing of the gable end.

Replacement or repair of ridge tiles, lead flashing, and windows was carried out in the cloisters, and anti-bird netting was installed in the Dean’s Hall.

Key Points

A large volume of work was delivered in a short period and at short notice.

Active site management and careful project programming ensured all works were completed in a timely and efficient manner within budget.

Close collaboration with the Client’s representative to meet the Client’s needs and develop the most appropriate solutions.

Key Details

CLIENT – Berkhamsted Schools Group

PROJECT – External Repairs to Grade II listed Chapel and other buildings

DURATION / COMPLETION – 8 weeks / August 2022


ORGANISATIONS ROLE – Principal Contractor