Knole House, Conservation Studio – Sevenoaks, Kent

The historic building reopens to the public after a £20 million renovation project. The listed property underwent major building work, including the creation of a new conservation studio and improvements to its galleries, enabling its art and furniture collections to be enjoyed by the visiting public.

New rooms were opened to the public for the first time and urgently needed conservation work was carried out to the fabric of the house as well as to its historic collection: paintings, textiles and furniture.

Buckland Timber was commissioned to manufacture and install the new roof structure forming the conservation studio – a light airy space used for the maintenance and preservation of the art, furniture and the textile collection of the house.