Fabricated Stairway At Historic National Trust Property


We have installed a new fabricated stair to improve access safety between roof areas at the National Trust’s Polesden Lacey property located on the North Downs near Dorking, Surrey.  Polesden Lacey is an Edwardian house and estate owned and run by the National Trust – it is one of the Trust’s most popular properties.

ECEX completed the survey, design, fabrication and site erection of the fabricated steel stair with non-slip GRP treads, with the additional design challenges of very limited access for materials and maintaining the aesthetic of a heritage property.

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John Grenville, managing director of ECEX, said: “Access is a critical contributory factor to the safety of building maintenance personnel. My company employs a team of skilled metalwork fabricators operating from its workshop in Newbury who can survey and design bespoke metalwork solutions, whatever the issue.”

“We offer free site assessments and quotations tailored to customers’ needs. Whether they require an access ladder or roof edge guard-railings, ECEX experts can survey, quote, manufacture, install, modify or refurbish access safety equipment as required.”

Polesden Lacey: Dame Margaret Greville was the inimitable owner of Polesden Lacey from 1906 – 1942. It was from here that she entertained royalty, politicians and countless celebrities at lavish weekend parties. From a quiet childhood in Scotland, she became one of the early 20th century’s most powerful socialites. Mrs Greville passed away at the Dorchester Hotel in London on 15 September 1942, leaving Polesden Lacey to the National Trust ‘for the largest number of people to have enjoyment thereof’.

About the National Trust: The National Trust is a conservation charity founded in 1895 by three people who saw the importance of our nation’s heritage and open spaces, and wanted to preserve them for everyone to enjoy.  More than 120 years later, these values are still at the heart of everything the charity does. Entirely independent of Government, the National Trust looks after more than 250,000 hectares of countryside, 778 miles of coastline and hundreds of special places across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. More than 24 million people visit every year, and together with 5 million members and over 65,000 volunteers, they help to support the charity in its work to care for special places for ever, for everyone.  For more information and ideas for great seasonal days out go to www.nationaltrust.org.uk