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Castle Drogo

The newest castle in England had, and apparently always had, leaky windows. Working within very tight parameters and ensuring no disturbance to the museum quality display within the rooms Eura removed, remade and replaced the windows.

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 The granite of Dartmoor’s quarries became the stunning building blocks for Castle Drogo, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens for Julius Drewe.  The newest castle in England, set in the splendour of rural Devon, with wonderful views of the moor and the Teign valley had water running down the walls beneath some of the windows.Despite the walls being approximately 5 foot thick in places, the rain came in.  Some of the ill-fitting casements needed additional bronze to make them weather tight.  All were cleaned back to bare metal and then left to patinate naturally over time. All leaded lights were re-made and tested prior to careful re-fitting, again ensuring minimum dirt and dust in the property.Eura were also responsible for other works at this National Trust Property involving some lead guttering and drains and work on their bell and belfry.

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