This large country house had suffered from a fire which had charred some of the roof timbers. When the structural engineer visited the property to assess the damage and repairs necessary. He found that the roof trusses had, had timber members removed to create a loft conversion, which was carried out some years ago, but the tie beams which were acting as the floor of the conversion had not been upgraded and were not designed to be used as floor joists and so they had started to bow under the weight.
Maclennan Structural Solutions were called in by Osborne as they had a serious structural problem on one of the stations which they maintain. Maclennan were called because we are rail approved contactors and have worked closely with Osborne and Network Rail for many years, carrying out preservation works to many stations all over the country. The problem at Pulbrough was evident straight away one of the main support beams to the canopy above the platform had decayed and it was only a matter of time before if gave out.
The building which was constructed to protect important Roman Ruins, had suffered from water damage through the roof. One area had suffered more than others this was the valley in between two pitched roofs. The main contractor was employed to carry out the re-roofing works; whilst works were underway they noticed large amounts of decay in some of the roof timbers. The timber carrier beam running through the valley of this ancient timber roof was decayed. To repair it would mean removing the whole of the roof which would have been very expensive and destructive.