Tyntesfield, Wraxall, North Somerset
This National Trust property is a fine Victorian Gothic Revival country house that required sensitive conservation, including the upgrading of its complex electrical systems while retaining the style and look of its original features.
Our work involves the total rewiring of this extensive house, including the chapel. The vision is to maintain the building in the same condition as when the National Trust first purchased the property in 2002, hence the need for careful conservation.
Throughout this project, the team assigned to this task has taken great care to make sure that new elements are an exact replica of existing features.
For example, light switches have been made to suit existing boxes and plates, while all cables (using mineral-insulated cable in part) have been clipped in the original positions using existing holes to prevent any further damage to the fabric of the building.
One of the main features of the main grand staircase are the stone lions’ heads where lights are installed in the lions’ mouths. To relight the lions’ mouths has been a considerable yet enjoyable electrical challenge for Haysham Ltd.