The conservation team get ready for the replacement works to move onto the ground floor by creating 'roller blinds' out of Tyvek, a protective conservation material. This means visitors can still see the tapestries but they can be easily covered when work in that space begins.
Planning for Tyntesfield's fire alarm replacement project began in 2014, since then the plans have been revised eight times with advice from specialist from eight different disciplines.
07 May 18
Protecting the tapestries
15 Mar 18
Rolling the carpets
The team roll up the carpets in the Chapel Lobby and along the first floor corridors to give the A.P.E engineers access to the floorboards.
08 Mar 18
Another find from under the floorboards
When the engineers were lifting the floorbards near the Butler's Dressing Room on the second floor, they found a crumpled piece of paper. The piece of paper turned out to be a page from the February 1866 issue of 'The Builder'.