The Tudor Garden, Rochester
Project: Restoration House, House and Garden brickwork & stonework
Location: Rochester, Kent
Client: Curtilage Property
Principal Contractor: KCR Ltd
Progress: In Progress
Information: Restoration house is a medieval building that dates from the late 16th or early 17th century. The building highly ornate in its appearance, towers in presence from the surrounding area. This Elizabethan mansion named after the visit of King Charles II on the eve of the restoration. After a failed attempt by a developer to build houses on the historic site next door the owners of restoration house have since bought it and demolished the buildings that where underway unearthing a series of walls, steps and paths that once existed through. They have been meticulously restoring the site since and the work being carried out has to be of the highest quality in the country at present time.
Works: Stewart Truman undertook brickwork & stonework including building a new feature entrance from Restoration house garden to the Tudor water garden, a triple curved fountain that was drawn out full size and all the bricks hand cut and carved on site using traditional techniques, a variety of walls and staircases in brick, flint & stone and entrance piers set into the ragstone walls with entasis and carved bases & capitals. We also carried out repointing and restoration works to the front facade and chimneys to restoration house and structural works and remodelling to the brewery tower.