R G Carter have built a reputable relationship with the National Trust to deliver minor construction works to their sites. In 2022 alone we delivered in excess of 30 jobs for them ranging from £0-30k.

Our Building Solutions team works directly with their Facilities Managers to undertake a variety of works including building maintenance, refurbishments, new builds, extensions and specialist restorations. The sites we have been working on are: Wimpole Hall, Anglesey Abbey, Wicken Fen and Houghton Mill.

Three of the projects we have delivered at Walpole Estate during 2022 are detailed below.

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The Folly

We were appointed by the Trust to replace the leaded lights in The Folly which were unfortunately damaged by vandals. The Trust (English Heritage & the National Trust Historians) asked us to provide a solution to replace the lights with something unbreakable to prevent them being broken again in the future. We proposed utilising clear plastic which had the same thickness as existing glass. To achieve this, we peeled back the lead cane forming the leaded lights, removed the broken glass, replaced all the glass to the first floor with plastic squares pre-cut and finally put back lead canes around glass and seal corners with lead adhesive to secure in place.




Upper Lake Weir

The brick sloping weir at Wimpole Hall needed cleaning and restoring from the upper lake to the lower lake. To complete this we cleaned off of all weed and vegetation build up to the slope of the weir and over spill, once cleaned we inspected the area for damage and carried out repair work in the form of new brickwork.



Walled Garden Underpinning

It was identified that the wall within the garden was collapsing. Utilising the Client’s Structural Engineer’s design, we were appointed to the underpin the walled garden abutments.