Chamber refurbishment news

All of these updates can be found in the News section of our website. Here we collect together those items from the Chamber refurbishment news that relate specifically to the Chamber refurbishment project.


Keeping warm before central heating

Wander around the inside of many older buildings – including private homes – and a common feature is a fireplace. The same can be found in the Bridge Chamber. Before …

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Hiding modern features in historic opening

As everyone knows, electricity wasn’t a thing that was wired into buildings in medieval times. This means it’s a relatively new addition to our Bridge Chapel. During the internal refurbishment …

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Getting a handle on small details

It’s all very well drawing up plans for a major internal refurbishment but if you overlook the small details the outcome can be disappointing. With this in mind, a considerable …

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Bringing new life to historic beams

The beams in our medieval Bridge Chapel are being refurbished by SJM French Polishers, an Orpington company with a Royal Warrant. French polishing is a wood finishing technique that’s possibly …

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Digging into history

There’s a reason people often use the word ‘historic’ in relation to Rochester, and when you’re stood near the Old Bridge, on the bank of the River Medway, it’s not …

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Contractor profile – Coleman & James

At the Rochester Bridge Trust it is important to us to employ skilled craftspeople who will ensure work is carried out to the highest possible standard. For this reason, the …

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