The base of the lantern is repaired

Replacement support post in SE corner

The support post and the lantern base sill were very rotten and have now been replaced.  The original post comprised three different pieces of timber and each had to be individually fabricated and put together on site.  The base sill was partly rotten so only the part affected was replaced.  The base sill had a complex profile which had to be replicated before being cut to size and attached to the remaining base sill.  Each of the corner joints were reinforced with a stainless steel bolt diagonally across the joint.