Ordsall Hall, Salford
Ordsall Hall is a former moated Tudor mansion located in Salford. Parts of the Grade I listed building date back to the 15th century. Throughout history it has been put to many uses – a family home, working men’s club and church hall, before falling into a state of disrepair.
John Lambert Historic Cleaning Services took part in the major internal and external restoration of this building which was nationally recognised as it achieved National Winner in the Building Conservation category of the 2012 RICS Awards. The building is now a local museum, cafe and exhibition venue.
Due to the sensitivity of the location and the nature of the fabric being cleaned the TORC system was used both internally and externally on this project. Internally, paint was quickly and effectively removed from brickwork without damage to the fire skin of the brick or the pointing, and with minimal effect upon the surroundings. Externally, the experience of the operative and the controllability of the technique meant the same system could be used to sensitively clean the timber frame. Black paint was successfully removed from elements of the exposed frame, including moulded and carved details without any damage to the timber or loss of definition.