PROJECT - Insurance Reinstatement

Major fire damage reinstatement of Grade II listed hall house, Norfolk

Insurance reinstatement of fire-damaged 18th century house.

ANG acted as Management Contractor and Cost Consultant on the insurance reinstatement of a fire-damaged 18th century house in Norfolk that had been gutted by an inferno fanned by high winds in March 2015.

The owner had gone to bed when the old chimney stack caught fire and the flames spread.  However, such was the direction of the fire, moving up into the roof, it was some time before the owner realised there was something wrong. When he did, he managed to get out quickly and the fire brigade was called. Yet again though, the remoteness of the property enabled the fire to spread unhindered.

By the morning the historic property was a shell.  The house was not only the home for the present owner since he was born, but his family has owned it since the 1870’s. It was decided by the owner and his insurers to rebuild and recreate the elegance of the original house.

The reinstatement was complex, extensive, and multifaceted however ANG worked in close association with conservation officers.

The project to reinstate the house included replacement of the black-glazed roof tiles and stone floors as well as efficient insulation, double glazing and batteries to store solar power.

The house now benefits from a new ground source heating system and a range of photovoltaic cells that serve battery storage in the cellar. This Grade II listed Georgian house is now very much brought into the 21st Century.


  • Management contracting