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Home of Compassion

Surrey

Background

The existing nursing home at Thames Ditton comprised a Grade II Listed former Manor House dating from 1792 and includes a Grade II Priory and a Chapel.


The ancillary buildings were once stand alone but had since been interconnected by a series of convoluted alterations and extensions. As a consequence, the present building was not suited for the modern needs of a Care Home.

The proposal was to alter, extend and renovate the existing Home of Compassion will form a 79 bed ‘state of the art’ Care Home that will cater for current, and future, clients with a range of differing needs. Included in the development is;

Associated communal facilities and car parking, internal alterations and restoration of the main building, extensive alterations and extension to the Chapel & Priory include facade retention and erection of a new 3 storey east wing linked to the main building

The Problem

All three elements of the project presented their own challenges. The external façades of the Chapel and Priory were to be retained, and the construction of an additional

floor was to be incorporated. The Main House is Grade II listed and the team had to liaise with English Heritage and the Local Authority in order to restore the building to its former glory. In keeping with the listed status of the property, original features and traditional methods of construction were employed.

The Solution

We recylced as many of the exsting Westmoreland slates as was possible, ash- ings, hips, ridges and box gutters were renewed with new lead, other roofs were slated using Spanish Samaca slates and the at roofs were waterproofed using Sika Sarna l’s single ply pvc membrane.

The Benefits

Natural slate, a hundred times older than mankind and a material that has been quarried for over 400 years to create stunning and weathertight roof coverings.

Unsurpassed in its ability to stand the test of time, whilst providing an exquisite finish to any home, new or refurbished, Westmorland green natural slate roofing is quintessentially British and speaks performance, consideration and quality.

The perfect medium for creating fascinating and striking roofscapes of distinction, it conveys the line and mass of a roof in a manner unmatched by other materials Sika Sarnafil is lightweight, clean and favoured by many architects the world over. Materials can only be bought and installed by Sarnafil trained and registered contractors, to maintain quality control. Whatever your at roof requirement you can be con dent that a Sarnafil installation will provide you with a flat roof solution that not only looks good, but can provide a lasting performance that is independently certified by the British Board of Agrément to have a life expectancy in excess of 40 years.