Refurbishment of historic Grade II listed building in Yoxford

Seamans Building is proud to have completed the refurbishment of a Grade II listed country house in Yoxford – believed to date back to the 16th Century.

Work on Grove Park began in October 2018 and was completed in September 2020.

The impressive Georgian mansion sits in 35 acres of beautiful, secluded parkland, boasting incredible countryside views.

It was rebuilt in the 1770s and features a red brick build under a pitched slate roof.

It features ten principal bedrooms, six bathrooms and a variety of reception rooms arranged over three floors.

Externally, the extensive refurbishment included scaffolding the building as well as enclosing it under a temporary roof.

The roof was stripped and replaced with new Welsh slates while repair work was undertaken on stonework detailing, brickwork, windows and external doors.

The team also went to work rebuilding and repairing chimneys and completing underpinning works.

Internally, the project included installing new insulated concrete floors, bracing and replastering walls, fitting new sanitaryware and redecorating the interior throughout.

In addition, the building required a complete rewire of its electrics, as well as the installation of a new oil-fired heating and hot water system.

The project also included constructing a brand-new orangery. This was built from Haddonstone materials and fitted with Crittall doors and windows, with a large patent glazed rooflight.

Donna Barford, Senior Quantity Surveyor at Seamans Building, said: “This was a fantastic project to work on and we are delighted with how the refurbishment has turned out.”

“Grove Park was in need of significant building work, and it is wonderful to see it back to its best.”

“We are pleased to have delivered the refurbishment of such a historically important building.”

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