Toll Cross Park Winter Garden Repairs

  • By Gedas Barodica
  • 21 Dec, 2016
toll cross park winter garden repairs
An amazing historic building repaired by R&S Glasgow - Glasgow Toll Cross park winter gardens.

This listed conservatory was originally built in 1870 in Ardrossan. In 1898 it was carefully dismantled and re-erected in its present site as it was gifted to the former Glasgow Corporation.
toll cross winter garden from inside
When Richardson & Starling surveyors inspected the property they found that the existing iron and timber superstructure was greatly affected by wet rot. Due to a very high level of humidity, a significant percentage of the structural timbers were affected and it had to be repaired in order to continue public service.

The existing plants were temporary re-housed to allow access to the working area. The structure was supported and decayed sections of timber were repaired using our Timber Resin Repair System. Due to the historic importance of this structure, Richardson & Starling took great care to retain existing timber and only remove rotten sections.
damaged wood framing
Interesting fact - none of the glass panels were damaged and 98% of the glass was kept in the structure allowing minimal disruption to the structure and this also save time. The works were completed over a period of 10 weeks.

Works completed and a 5 year renewable guarantee applied to repairs.

Richardson & Starling Blog

By Gedas Barodica 05 May, 2017
Richardson & Starling are celebrating winning the Property Care Association UK Contractor of the Year on Thursday evening at the Best Practice Awards held in Coventry. This adds to our success in winning the same award in 2016 .

There are more than 400 member companies in the PCA covering the UK and R&S came top after all member companies had been audited.

We also came top for the Project of the Year award for our contract at Double Row in New Lanark contracted by our Glasgow office and won the Training and Staff Development category.

Graham Duncan, Managing Director, said: “ We are proud to win these prestigious awards and I would like to thank all our staff who work hard to deliver a quality service.”

Richardson & Starling have been delivering Property Care surveys and repairs since 1935 and are a Veitchi Group company who recently celebrated 100 years in business .
By Gedas Barodica 25 Apr, 2017
Big thank you to the New Lanark Trust for supplying this historic Double Row picture.
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