Friday, August 2, 2013

Wheathills on BBC - Flog It

Paul Martin from the popular BBC TV Show 'FLOG IT' visited Wheathills to film a profile on Nigel Heldreich and the work he has undertaken in restoring the Georgian Country House. Paul Martin described to the viewers the interesting History of Wheathills, and the various changes the building had seen over the years.
The conversation turned on camera to the condition of the building when Nigel first committed to restoring Wheathills to its Regency splendour
Paul described the evolution of the building, identifying the different types of construction and methods used through differing periods when extensions and alterations were made.
The Camera Team moved closer to Harold, who at the time was busily conserving a Rosewood Games Table.
Up in the Attic where the Georgian Servants' Quarters once were, Paul discussed the difficulties in restoring an oak and tiled roof sympathetically.
During a moment of relaxation in The Library, Paul admired a 19th Century metamorphic Mahogany Library Chair / Steps


The programe scrutinised what is involved in the careful and sympathetic restoration of a period house, and focused on the wide number of projects that make up a whole restoration programme. This contrasts with Flog It's normal approach - to study the restoration of a single item such as a piece of furniture or china.

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