Surfacing to suit historic Headstone Manor & Museum
The historic Headstone Manor Museum, former home to the Archbishop of Canterbury, was deemed by its management team to be in need of a spruce-up.
Surfaces surrounding the car park, welcome building and the Great Barn were all beginning to look worn and tired. Everyone at The TP Group was delighted to be invited by Lengard to carry out the resurfacing works.
We elected to break the job into three distinct phases for each of the three separate areas.
Phase 1 focussed on installation of a Resin Bonded Gravel product to the 1,156m2 Great Barn area. As a popular venue for weddings, parties, corporate events and festivals, it was necessary that a suitably hard-wearing and modern looking surface was used. For this reason, we selected Addagip’s high quality Resin Bonded Addastone system in 1-3mm Brittany Bronze aggregates for a natural, yet contemporary look.
In phase 2 we laid Addagrip’s BBA Approved Terrabound product to the site’s footpaths and courtyards. This Resin Bound system, in a beautiful 6mm Trent colour, blended perfectly with the numerous decorative flowerbeds. To ensure these heavily used walkways could withstand heavy footfall, this surface was laid upon a Cellweb system at a significant depth of 30mm.
Finally, in phase 3 of the works, we laid two road surfaces in the same Brittany Bronze colour used for the barn to complete the works.
The materials used for the surfaces around this 14th century Grade I listed building had to be chosen with sensitivity to the age and historic significance of the site. When the work was completed, it was clear that materials had been chosen well. The colours of the surfaces perfectly suit the Manor’s characterful old buildings. We were very pleased with how the work turned out.