Team Force Restoration is privileged to be part of the £17m project at Auckland Castle. Starting with The Walled Garden at Auckland Castle, on behalf of Auckland Castle Trust (ACT).

Auckland Castle is one of the UK’s most important historical buildings. Since the days of the Norman Conquest in the 11th Century, Auckland Castle has been a seat of power, and has been a landmark building for over 900 years. That is set to continue in the 21st Century.

The Walled Garden which was built in1670 is badly decayed and has had little intervention since Victorian times, when it was altered slightly.

Operation manager Nick Graham is overseeing this 6 month project, which involves re-building the wall due to subsidence, re-pointing the wall with Lime mortar and replace any brick only if necessary. As Nick explains

Careful consideration is given when repairs are to be carried out to this type of stone decay, under no circumstances do we want to change the overall appearance of the wall. Most of our historic properties are ruins and we don’t want to change the aesthetics of this, nevertheless they still need to be be safe to the public. One must first consider only replacing the brick only where needed and ensure that any repairs are kept to the minimum so that the bricks still show signs of erosion.

Nick GrahamNick GrahamOperations Manager, Team Force Restoration

Furthermore we are delighted to announce a new apprentice to our team, who will gain heritage and restoration skills under the supervision of one of our experienced senior employees Brian Ellision.


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