Conservation works start on Dyffryn House

Dyffryn house covered in scaffolding

On 6 July 2022, work will start to wrap Dyffryn House in scaffolding to allow for repairs to the building's exterior stonework. The project will be an important step in the our work to conserve Dyffryn House for future generations.

Built from soft Bath stone over 125 years ago, in a relatively wet environment, the Victorian Grade II* listed Dyffryn House is now showing signs of deterioration and allowing water in.

To make the magnificent building watertight once more, we are repairing the limestone façade, replacing the lead sections on the roof, and restoring the joinery on the external windows. 

A grant of £100,000 has been received from The Wolfson Foundation to part fund the repairs to Dyffryn House.

Lizzie Smith-Jones, General Manager: 

“This is an exciting time for Dyffryn House as we carry out these repairs to give this special place a new lease of life.

Over the next year, the conservation project will see all four elevations of the house restored, protecting and championing a significant part of Welsh heritage".

" We’d like to reassure visitors that Dyffryn Gardens will remain open throughout the conservation project and hope that everyone will join us in celebrating that the much-needed works to the house exteriors are now taking place."
- Lizzie Smith-Jones