Carlton Hotel Bournemouth
After enveloping the entire building in a scaffold system allowing for access to all areas of the roof and elevations Signia and its team started the four month long restoration works to the eroded pointing and bricks, wind damaged windows, dislodged slates and lead work. In some cases entire roofing areas were stripped back bare re felted and tiled. All terrace areas were completely stripped and made water tight using the latest weather proofing systems from Germany, some 3,500 stainless steel wall ties were inserted into the brick walls along with the replacement of sections of brickwork using 1,750 specially selected bricks and in some areas stainless steel stitch was also required. In all 90% of the building’s existing pointing was raked out and re pointed leaving the walls sealed form the weather and looking crisp and clean.
Along with the restoration of the fabric of the building, guttering and down pipes were either restored or replaced, window glass replaced and all previously painted windows were prepared and re painted with any rotten sections of wood stripped back and made good with long lasting two pack fillers. Existing external fire escapes and balconies to the building were inspected by structural engineers and were either repaired or in most cases completely replaced with new galvanised powder coated stairs structures.
The scaffolding has recently been removed for the summer to unveil a fully restored, clean crisp and weather tight building. Next time you are in Bournemouth have a look at this fantastic building and enjoy the views and beaches.