Essential reroofing at Sackville House
Family-run Clarke Roofing, established in 1949 in Eastbourne, are underway with a major project to reroof the 16th-century, timber-framed Sackville House on East Grinstead’s high street. Scaffolding has been in place since autumn 2019 and work was ready to start in March 2020, so we are particularly delighted that - thanks to the grant - this project has resumed once more.
Clarke’s have stripped off the existing Horsham stone and plain tile roofs, which were rapidly decaying due to age and weathering, and have examined the roof timbers and overall framework of the building. They’ll be undertaking conservation carpentry repair work to the rafters and reroofing using a mix of original Horsham stone, a sandstone particular to the south-east of England and a finite resource, and Keymer red clay tiles.
The complex project is being guided by architect Nicola Westbury, structural engineer Justin McAteer of Hockley and Dawson, Huw Lloyd of Environmental Buildings Solutions Ltd and Landmark’s surveyor for the south/south-east Olivia Mayell.