Dyrham Park Roof project © National-Trust Clare Green

Project: Dyrham House
Purpose: Scaffold encapsulation for weather protection
Project value: £3.8m
Main contractor: National Trust
Client: SGB
Products: Flame retardant 300µm Tufcoat Shrink Wrap

Tufcoat have carried out an installation project for conservation works taking place at Dyrham Park. Shrink wrap was used in tandem with a Keder roof to encapsulate a 500 tonne scaffold structure supplied by SGB, and provide weather protection for a site which is open to the public.

The National Trust have commissioned the roof and stonework restoration of a Grade I listed 17th Century mansion, which had started to experience leaking after 160 years. The existing roof will be completely replaced, which equates to removing and replacing 8000 slate tiles and 46 tonnes of lead.

Dyrham House Scaffold Shrink Wrap

The project required a solution that would allow the restoration to continue regardless of the weather, and would ensure that no rain reached the exposed roof area where works were taking place.

Using approximately 2000m² of our 300µm flame retardant shrink wrap, we encapsulated the sides of the scaffold structure. Along with the Keder roof, this created a weatherproof environment which prevented project downtime and damage to the sensitive roof works.

Dyrham House will remain open to the public while the restoration takes place, allowing visitors to go inside the shrink wrapped area. For this purpose the scaffold structure has a 230m long walk way around the building’s roof with two viewing platforms, so visitors can see the restoration works as they take place.

Using Tufcoat Shrink Wrap meant that Dyrham Park could effectively deliver this unique opportunity for the public to witness the heritage conservation project, and also ensured their safety by preventing exposure to adverse weather.

Visitor numbers could reach 75,000 in total by the time the shrink wrap is removed in December 2015.