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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Thank you for the excellent service provided. We were very impressed with the professionalism shown. The roof is looking fabulous and we are confident that there will be no leaks. We would definitely recommend your company to others!

Atkins, Langport
October 2023

Initial visit within 24 hours of enquiry and competitive estimate received. Work carried out on date quoted and within specified time, even with inclement weather. GREAT PRODUCT, FIRST CLASS SERVICE.

Rolfe, Gillingham
November 2022

Excellent work on a complicated roof involving removing foam insulation and being flexible and accommodating with Solar Panel fitting delays. Great team led by Rocky, while job efficiently managed by Steve Gray.

Farber, Poyntington
July 2022

So impressed with the team at Rowsell roofing. We’ve now had 3 separate roofing replacement jobs carried out by the team and all have been faultless. From the initial quote and brilliant communications with Steve through to the awesome...

Thomas, Chilthorne Domer
June 2022

I found the service very good from the initial visit by your Contracts Manager, Neil Mason, who came when he said he would, through to the removal of the scaffolding. Everything was well organised and everyone I came into contact with was...

Handley, Sherborne
February 2022

Like usual you and your guys have excelled themselves with the roofing works. The Cedar shingles look great and I was super impressed with how they have finished the ridge. The clients are really pleased and complemented how the guys took great...

Stonewood Builders, Cranmore
February 2022

Very good, workers arrived promptly and got on with the job.

Harris, Crewkerne
January 2022

Thank you very much for your prompt attention. Also, thanks to the two chaps - they were really polite and a pleasure to have on my property.

Good, Sherborne
November 2021

An extremely professional and competitively priced job which was managed expertly by Neil Mason. We are so pleased with the quality of the workmanship and the job was completed within the quoted timeframe. Would highly recommend.

Hudson, Martock
November 2021

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

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