Building Manager’s Blog

With a Grade 1 listed Castle to care for plus a portfolio of diverse other buildings and structures to care for on the Muncaster Estate, many of them also listed, the Building and Maintenance Manager’s day is never dull! Find out more here.

February 2017

News from the Library refurb

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Following the scratch coat on the laths, we have repaired all the cracks in the ceiling and washed down the ceiling and walls. The ceiling has now nearly had 2 coats of paint (painted by Daniel, Iona, Chris Accola (Prince’s Foundation) and myself), and is looking amazing. [...]

January 2017

Maintenance in the Library

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Winter closing is all too short a window for the scale of some of the maintenance jobs we undertake at Muncaster. This winter we have been redecorating in the Library plus repairing some failed plaster, which was threatening to come crashing down, up in the library's gallery.If 'redecorating' prompts thoughts of stepladders and the odd dustsheet, [...]