The National Trust – Basildon Park Wall Flint
Preserving English heritage within Berkshire, a conservation project restoring the 20th century Basildon Park wall.
Located in Lower Basildon, the historic Basildon Park estate is known for its mid-twentieth-century renaissance and restoration by Lord and Lady Iliffe, and for its architecture which is protected by the National Trust.
Due to our experience working on many restoration projects, All Brick and Stone were appointed to work with the National Trust to help specify and source specialist materials in order for them to restore and rebuild the long triple skin boundary wall to Basildon Park. Due to subsidence, damaging its structural integrity, the wall was in need of vital repair work.
Working in partnership with the National Trust, negotiating within budget to restore the wall back to its original sympathetic state was the main challenge and therefore, we worked hard to look at how we could make cost savings whilst not compromising on the quality of materials. This involved supplying a mixture of handmade bricks, a mix of knapped and unknapped field flint. We overcame the biggest challenge by supplying bespoke oversized copings to match the originals. After many discussions with our partners, only one manufacturer could produce these in one piece making them an outstanding match.
By sourcing and supplying these specialist materials, we are proud to have contributed to the successful restoration of a mid-twentieth century estate.