The Old Duke, Bristol

Project Details

Client Enterprise Inns
Sector Leisure
Value £223,000
Duration 37 weeks
Completion December 2013

Project Description

Structural repairs to the roof & external masonry of an old three storey pub in Bristol whilst reducing the impact on the trading of the property. The project initially started at £87k with provisional sums for structural engineers inspections and reports.

Once the works began, the full extent of the works became clear. Works had to progress carefully to prevent the structural failure of the roof and external walls. Advice was sought from the structural engineer and the Client at all stages for the project to ensure there continued to be limited disruption to the continuing operation of the property. The building is also listed and so we had to work closely with the listed buildings and planning office to ensure we could comply with all their requirements for the building.

The project involved:

  • erection of full scaffold including full over roof system;
  • careful removal of roof coverings, lead box gutters etc;
  • replacing rotten timbers to roof structure;
  • take down and rebuild parapet walls;
  • rebuilding and re-rendering chimneys with Lime mortar;
  • lath & plaster ceilings and studs;
  • asbestos removal;
  • lime rendering to external walls;
  • replaced softwood windows;
  • structural stitching to the external walls;
  • and flooring and internal finishes to disturbed rooms.