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.


Traditional lime plastering in the Bridge Chamber

When the Bridge Chamber was built in 1879, traditional lime plaster was used to cover some internal masonry walls and to provide the lath and plaster ceilings. Bob Dollin, who …

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A clean sweep for refurbished buildings

Dust is a fact of life. It settles everywhere despite the efforts of even the most fastidious of cleaners, and it’s not particularly pleasant. Dust is even worse when you’ve …

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Taking care over the detail

As Leonardo Da Vinci said, details make perfection. We would not dream of claiming perfection, but we always aim for the best possible quality when carrying out our works. An …

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Seven shields in the Bridge Chapel

One of the many striking features within the Bridge Chapel is a row of seven shields, mounted on the east wall of the building between the altar and the stained …

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Repairing a much-used item of furniture

While the Bridge Chamber has been undergoing its internal refurbishment, some of the items within it have also enjoyed a spot of tender loving care. This coat rack has seen …

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Protecting archives for the future

We have previously touched upon the perils that can threaten historical documents, including fire, flood, theft and unauthorised access. However an archivist’s role also requires them to guard against the …

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