The brief

Full retaining scaffold to Manor House, requiring very detailed and complex buttressing/double width scaffold. Additional scaffolding for Clocktower, Caretakers Cottage, Library and ancillary one, two and three storey buildings.


Masons were employed by Taylor Wimpey and Sloane Demolition to provide full retaining scaffold and temporary roof during the demolition of the internal walls, floors and roof of the Manor House at Leybourne Grange. This ongoing project, due for completion in 2021 also included additional works to the Clocktower and Caretakers Cottage, along with the library and ancillary buildings. There are considerable challenges with such an old building. Steeped in history, The Manor House at Leybourne Grange dates back to before 1724 and when work started it was found to be in a much worse condition than originally anticipated.

Throughout the project, the scaffold element of the works have been continuously increased to obtain sufficient calculations. Masons have been onsite since June 2017 working closely with the temporary works engineer to advise on the best ways to progress the scaffold works.


Leybourne Grange, West Malling, Kent


Taylor Wimpey/Sloane Demolition

Project duration

Ongoing. Started June 2017, anticipated end date 2021

Type of project

Modular Scaffolding system

“We have commissioned Masons Scaffolding on a number of projects, both large and small, to include an extensive temporary works project to retain a Grade 2 listed structure. They have always been a pleasure to work with and their proactive approach to problem solving is most refreshing, they always provide a professional efficient service”

Derek Feeley, AMIDE Director, Sloane Demolition LTD