The Rewire Project
Little Moreton Hall is an incredible example of timber framed architecture in England, and is both a grade I listed building as well as a scheduled ancient monument. The property was acquired by the National Trust in 1938, and since then the Trust has carried out extensive work over several decades to permanently stabilize the building’s structure. During the winter of 2018-19, the property was rewired for the first time since the electrics were first installed in 1952 in order to bring the property up to modern electrical safety standards.
Every single room was affected by this project. The old wiring had been threaded through gaps in the panelling, in ceiling voids and under floors throughout the whole building. The project works involved specialist contractors removing and replacing all of this with minimal disturbance.
The project in numbers:
- Over 9,000 metres of cabling used.
- A state of the art new fire alarm and security system installed.
- 18 different styles of light fitting, 4 different sockets and 4 different styles of light switches installed.
- The total cost of the work was in excess of £200,000.