Conservation in Action: Vaucluse House turrets complete
Having carefully assembled the new stone pieces using traditional mortar made with lime from local oyster shells, the turrets were capped with beautifully moulded lead and strengthened with stainless steel strappings and pins. These works will stabilise the turrets and protect them from the elements as well as intrusive plants and wildlife, ensuring their preservation for the next 100 years or more.
As well as using authentic local materials, the conservation of the turrets is distinguished by expert craftsmanship and the use of traditional construction methods, reminding us of the need to support and foster the development of these invaluable skills in younger generations.
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Conservation in Action: Vaucluse House turrets completeFriday 19 March 2021
After an extraordinary few months we have completed the re-construction of the stone turrets at Vaucluse House.
Conservation in Action: Woolshed Conservation Works updateTuesday 2 March 2021
Structural repair works are well underway in the Woolshed at Rouse Hill.
Conservation in action: The turret stone has arrived! Wednesday 2 December 2020
We were very excited to receive the beautiful new replacement stone for the turrets at Vaucluse House this week.