lighthouse to get £20,000 revamp this summer
iconic beach lighthouse is to get a major £20,000 makeover
District Council has awarded a contract to a commercial firm to
repair and paint the exterior of the building, which has paint
peeling from its sides and rust in several areas.
lighthouse needs a thorough re-paint every 7 years or so because
it is in a marine environment and exposed to salty air, spray
and windy conditions," council spokeswoman Claire Faun told
Burnham-On-Sea.com this week.
important to keep it looking at its best for residents and visitors
- the lighthouse is an iconic photographic image, especially set
against the dramatic sunsets thanks to the quality of light for
which Burnham-On-Sea is well-known."
project will see the firm, Community Clean, preparing and painting
the building to include the 32m² pyramid roof, timber cladding
to all main walls, red striping design on the front, nine timber
support pilings and the metal access staircase.
project is to be completed by late September 2016 using specialist
paint that's well suited to a marine environment and exposure
to salty air, spray and windy conditions.
work was originally planned for 2017 but has been brought forward.
The lighthouse's exterior was last decorated in 2010 and several
residents have got in touch with Burnham-On-Sea.com regarding
the condition of the lighthouse - which is a Grade II listed building
originally built in 1832.