Castle Hill


Castle Hill is the principal house on Englefield Green, built around 1750 and originally known as 'Elvils'. It was built for John Elvil by Leadbetter of Eton. Castle Hill House has evolved and grown over the centuries and is now a substantial Grade II listed mansion set in picturesque gardens.

Brief Description of Works: 

Messenger was awarded the contract to complete external repairs and redecoration of the house. This included the erection of scaffolding and temporary roof structure to enable the complete renewal of the existing roof coverings and repairs to the external fabric. Unfortunately the building had suffered for many years from poorly executed repair schemes. Messenger was employed to remove all traces of inappropriate repairs and to install new lead and natural slate roof coverings, repairs to the external Stucco and complete external re-decorations. Working for an overseas client, Messenger was responsible for obtaining all design, planning and listed building consent approvals. The success of this project led to the award of an additional £3 million alteration and refurbishment project for the same estate.

Contract Details: 

Value: £1.5m
Client: Private
Duration: 40 weeks
Completion: July 2014