Client: The National Trust
From the outset, all works were to be undertaken within the envelope of a vast temporary roofed scaffold. This ensured an eminently safe working environment free from the perils of the strong winds present in the valley in which the house sits.
Furthermore, guaranteed dry working conditions not only reduce considerable risks to the programme and the desire to rush, but the possibility of accidents due to slipping, and the thorough control of materials and their implementation. It also served to protect the priceless collection of paintings, tapestries furniture and delftware housed in the 17th show rooms beneath.
Such was the National Trust’s desire to showcase the conservation work that is the NT’s core purpose to the public and to offer their visitors a unique opportunity to see the amazing views out to the beautiful park and gardens and to the Brecons and beyond that the scaffold was always conceived with the public in mind. The NT were also keen to make this once in a lifetime experience available to all – young and old. To that end it features a loop of over 230m of fully wheelchair accessible walkways and viewing platforms 20m above ground which offer unprecedented views of the building and works.
Wilkins Safety Group have been recognised for its work on £3.8 million conservation project at the Association for Project Safety (APS) National CDM Awards in Edinburgh held on 7th October 2015.
The awards recognise excellence in health and safety risk management during design and construction phases, and were judged by leading industry figures including the Health & Safety Executive.
Wilkins Safety Group was highly commended as CDM Coordinator and Principal Designer for their work on the Dyrham Park re-roofing project and installation of a new biomass boiler in the “Architectural Project of the Year Award 2015″