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Saltford Brass Mill Project
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Scheduled Monument        

Grade II* Listed Building 

 
1174901
1004607
1384676
Fallen Tree. 29 April 2012
Undermed pier. 2013
RENOVATION -  2014
 
 
A programme of renovation was carried out in 2014 at a cost of 50K, funded by Bath and North East Somerset Council (B&NES). 
 
In 2012, a tree fell on the mill, damaging the roof. This was repaired by B&NES but served as a wake-up call to inspect the general condition of the mill.   A  survey identified that the foundations of a pier supporting the roof had become undermined and a number of tie-beams and struts in the roof structure had weakened with age.  It was also considered that the electrical system was not fit-for-purpose considering the damp conditions prevalent in the mill.

Renovation included:
Timber pillar installed to relieve the load on the undermined pier. 2014
RSJ installed to relieve the load on the tie-beam. 2014
Flitch plate installed to relieve the load on the tie-beam. 2014
The renovation was carried out with sympathy for the character of the building and its historical importance. The philosophy adopted was to retain original structure where possible but where structures were weak new materials were introduced to relieve the loads on the original. Were new structures were introduced they were installed alongside the original making it evident what was new and what was original; hence, the observer can see the original intent of the mill's builders.