Before anything else the oak flooring in the King’s Drawing Room had to be protected, resulting in the entire floor being securely covered with 2mm twinshield Correx and Gaffer Tape.
The large marble fireplace was next to be protected with sheets of Correx and gaffer tape in order to protect it from any dust or knocks.
Each of the five doors leading in to the King's Drawing Room had to be air locked in order to protect the surrounding rooms from any dust. Two of these doors had to be accessible through zips for us to enter and leave the room and also for those working in Queen Caroline’s Closet next door.
These air locks were constructed by creating frames for the inside of the doorways using 4 x 2 prepared kiln-dried pine timbers which were secured into place using foam to protect the original door frames. Polythene sheeting was used to seal the voids and for those door providing access, zips were added.
Check out our Youtube channel below to see a video of Vincent Reed explaining one of the access airlocks.