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New perspectives to save cultural heritage
Altan, M. Orhan

CIPA 2003 XIX th International Symposium, 30 September - 04 October, 2003, Antalya, Turkey
The existing condition of Suffolk House can be summarized as
2.1 Roof Structure
This is the major problem to the house. The roof is badly
leaking and generally in poor condition. Most of the roof tiles
were broken and falling dawn. Some of the roof structure such
as timber trusses and rafters were rotting and infected by
termite. The slipped roof tiles also have causing water
penetration through roof to ceiling areas. The ceiling was facing
a serious wood rot and ceiling board getting moist and
Figure 2. The leaking roof
Figure 3. Ceiling board was damaged cause by water
penetration through leaking roof.
2.2 Flooring
The floor was in poor conditions. The timber floorboard at first
floor was rotten and prone to water penetration and termite
attack. The damage floorboards were falling down to the ground
level and damage the marble floor.
2.3 Walls and Columns
All walls in the Suffolk House were made of plastered bricks,
which were painted with lime wash. Most of the wall surface
was in poor conditions including peeling plaster, fungal growth,
fading lime wash paint and effects of air pollution. The walls
and column are not only affected from rising damp but also
from moister that seeps through the roof. Most of the wall
plaster was crumbling and many surfaces have either no plaster
left exposing the bricks and mortar joints.
Figure 5. Wall surface covered with fungal and mosses.
Figure 6. The upstairs building condition, timber door was
rotten and damage. The columns were mostly effected with
rising damp and crumbling plaster problems.