"The Challenge is to replace the existing copper roof structure on the Lantern section, with a new Westmoreland Green slate. Whilst raising the existing gable ends constructed of Box Ground Bath Corbel stone work.
In conjunction with this the existing perimeter stonework walls require new courses of stonework and reused coping stones to raise the levels to accommodate the new Asphalt roof laid on tapered insulation and level ply sub structure.
Whilst this is going on a refurbishment to the interior of the Archive library is taking place including an exquisite dome shaped hung vaulted ceiling which is quite breath taking to look at"
Glynde Place, home to the VIIth Viscount and Viscountess Hampden, is a magnificent Elizabethan manor house sitting high on the Sussex Downs, looking out over the weald.
Originally built in 1569, it has been lived in by only three families in over four centuries. Extensive alterations and improvements were carried out in the eighteenth century, including the new stable block, adjacent church and the distinctive wyverns that sit atop the pillars at the far end of the drive.
In 2011 Cardy Construction were entrusted with the latest phase of alterations and specialist repairs to this splendid Grade I Listed Building working closely with Architects Giles Quarme Associates and their team of conservation specialists. This was a major conservation/resotration project spanning some 15 months. The finished result is a fine example of the use of traditional construction skills and materials and demonstrates the company's ability to respond to the most challenging of projects.
The Maidens Tower at Leeds Castle is one of the finest examples of a Grade I historic building and its importance is now recognised as such internationally.
Cardy's were selected for the specialist restoration works required to sensitively convert and restore the building which now provides 7 fascinating bedrooms and conference facilities unique in the outstanding setting of Leeds Castle, Kent.
Elite Hotels and Cardy Construction have collaborated on the restoration of many fine stately homes over the years but the multi million pound facelift of Luton Hoo is their greatest achievement yet.
This 18th century mansion and its 1,064-acre estate boasts 144 bedrooms and suites, a spa, swimming pool, tennis courts, 18-hole golf course and fishing and boating on the 50-acre lake. For our skilled tradesmen and workforce, no strangers to fine craftsmanship, this project has been a unique, once in a life time opportunity.
Luton Hoo now boasts a stunning 18-hole championship quality Golf course. The newly opened hotel, spa and golf facility has been fully refurbished for client Elite Hotels by main contractor Cardy Construction. The complete course, which is incorporated into the grade one listed Capability Brown landscape within the 1,000 acre estate just outside Luton, has been fully designed and built to a MASS Design.
"This mansion, literally crumbling after years of neglect, has been transformed. We are delighted to recognise how skilled and capable our workforce are when they work together on a project of this magnitude". Managing Director - Stuart Gremo
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