Historic Property Restoration Ltd began work on the restoration of Syon House, the Duke of Northumberland's ancestral home, in October 2007. The works involved the complete re-covering of the west wing roof in sand cast lead, structural timber repairs to the roof carcasing, the complete renewal of the crenellated parapets to the West elevation, and extensive stone cleaning, repointing and chimney repairs. The value of the project works was £600,000.
The Phase I works were completed two weeks ahead of programme to allow an important wedding to take place at the house. So successful was the project that the client decided to negotiate the second phase of the works directly with Historic Property Restoration Ltd. This involved the same scope of works to the north, south and east wings of the house to a value of £1.5M. The contract period was just under a year and works were completed in 2012.
Syon House has perhaps the finest Robert Adam interior in the country, and sits alongside the Thames, surrounded by parkland, opposite Kew Gardens. Rich in history, Syon House was originally the site of a medieval abbey (which was dissolved by Henry VIII in 1539). The house was a favourite of Catherine of Aragon, and it's more recent notoriety comes via one of the Dukes distant cousin's, Thomas Percy, an accomplice of Guy Fawkes and the "gunpowder plotters" !