Belmont House, Lyme Regis

Building restoration charity, the Landmark Trust acquired Belmont House in Lyme Regis and took the bold decision to restore it to the form in 1785, which involved removing what was left of the substantial Victorian and later extensions. The project was informed by highly detailed analysis and documentary research and required specialist contractors with appropriate skills and expertise.

Rowsell Roofing were appointed after competitive tender to re-roof Belmont House and the garden's Victorian observation tower, complete with revolving cupola.

Landmark Trust's quality roofing specification demanded a high degree of knowledge and know-how. Once the scaffolding shrouded the house, the existing roof was meticulously deconstructed and the poorly-fitted slates, asbestos and quantities of adhered insulating foam removed to leave the original rafters. The roof was then carefully reassembled with new Welsh slates, detailed lead work and flush, roof mounted, solar panels in the gullies, hidden from eyes below and generating clean home-grown energy.

Set in the beautiful garden, alongside the House, the conical revolving cupola atop the Victorian observation tower was re-leaded and restored to house a telescope for viewing the picturesque coastal scenery of the Jurassic Coast or the heavenly stars above.  

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An excellent job in every respect. We are both extremely pleased with the work.

Hewlett, Blandford Forum
June 2021

As always - Excellent, professional job done.

Jutting, Sherborne
May 2021

Just wanted to let you know how impressed my wife and I are with Mike and Sean. They were so good and considerate ... I found them to be most professional and rightfully proud of their work.

Hudson, Galhampton
February 2021

We would like to compliment your company on the high quality of the workmanship, and the excellence of your staff in coming together to provide us with a lovely porch canopy.

Rogers, Sherborne
January 2021

Thanks to you all for all your help. The roof looks good. Very many thanks to Neil Mason for all his work and support at our property, which was very much appreciated.

Chard, Yeovil
December 2020

May I say how hard Dave and Mark worked... They remaining cheerful, positive and polite throughout. Many thanks to you all.

Hurford, West Coker
August 2020

Overall the service was 5-star.

Hancock, Compton Dundon
August 2020

I was impressed with your workmen and the scaffolders, all of whom were very efficient. I thank you for your efforts on my behalf.

Rampling, Sherborne
July 2020

We would like to thank you for your support... Neil's visit was short and very successful and we are grateful to him for his positive and relaxed approach to our situation. Something that had increased our current anxiety levels to new heights...

Fellows, Street
May 2020

I really would like to take this opportunity to thank you, Rich and Dave together with their respective crews for carrying out a very professional contract. I'm very, very impressed and I’d recommend your company anytime. Again, many...

Atkinson, Yeovil
April 2020

The job looks really well done and your roofers worked hard to get the job done so well. The weather was against them, but they fitted the work in.

Dyer, Hardington Mandeville
February 2020

Roofers = Perfect.

Hancock, Combe St. Nicholas
December 2019

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