Masterful roof renovation in the spirit of the Arts and Craft movement. The historic roof of the landmarked British country house “Swiss Cottage” posed special artistic and technical challenges. The strongly weathered roof with its distinctive geometric pattern had to be completely restored. Through a perfect synergy of technical know-how and craftsmanship the challenge was more than met.
Swiss Cottage in North Yorkshire, UK © Andrew Smith SG Photography Ltd
Swiss Cottage in North Yorkshire, UK
“We partnered with Sandtoft as it has extensive experience of working in conservation and restoration projects. The team advised us on the most appropriate products as well as the fixing specification.” The decorative ridges and diamond shaped tiles were all handmade by Sandtoft’s skilled craftsmen. “Recreating a geometric pattern is no easy task, but with the support of Sandtoft and its heritage service, we have succeeded in replicating the original design and restoring this character cottage back to its former glory.”
Heritage work should be as economically as possible and of high quality.