Mount Dinham

Almshouses Refurbishment

Having obtained a long term lease for the existing Almshouses to the rear of Mount Dinham church from the Mount Dinham Trust, Cornerstone have embarked on a major modernisation and refurbishment project of the 44 tenanted social housing units, with the works being undertaken by Direct Labour Force.  Having originally been built in the 1860’s (and with a Grade 2 listing) the units have required a sympathetic approach to the removal of previous rear tenement constructions and their replacement with new less obtrusive single storey extensions. Wide ranging internal alterations and retrospective installation of current damp-proofing systems have also been undertaken which have lead to the complete removal of all internal loadbearing walls and their reconstruction in loadbearing timber studwork, requiring extensive temporary propping works to be designed by TWP. Proposed replacement of the existing roof finishes indicated widespread damage to the timber roof members that also required significant structural repair works. Currently 20% through the process, the completed works have drawn all round praise from the tenants who are delighted with the results that Cornerstone have been able to achieve.