Restoration

The museum is established in Huis Dedel. The restoration is currently in full swing and the exterior will be completed by the end of 2019. The restoration of the interior is a long-term project because each hall of the house has its own monumental values. The restoration is in the hands of construction company Burgy and architectural firm Prent, both specialists in this field.

phase

The roof
The roof is covered with old Dutch roof tiles. These roof tiles are characteristic of historic houses such as these and should therefore be preserved as much as possible. They are sorted and cleaned, and the useable roof tiles are placed back.

The lantern that provides natural light in the stairwell is a project in itself. The windows must be replaced and the stucco work must be renovated. An exciting job, particularly since the lantern is not only the highlight of the house but also the highest point of the house.

Building in a sustainable way is very important. Unfortunately, this is sometimes difficult because authenticity and sustainability do not always go hand in hand. In this case, part of the roof, which is not visible from the street, is covered flat so that solar panels can be placed on it. This makes the house a lot more sustainable but still retaining all the monumental elements.

planning summer 2019
status in restoration
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1e phase

The roof
The roof is covered with old Dutch roof tiles. These roof tiles are characteristic of historic houses such as these and should therefore be preserved as much as possible. They are sorted and cleaned, and the useable roof tiles are placed back.

The lantern that provides natural light in the stairwell is a project in itself. The windows must be replaced and the stucco work must be renovated. An exciting job, particularly since the lantern is not only the highlight of the house but also the highest point of the house.

Building in a sustainable way is very important. Unfortunately, this is sometimes difficult because authenticity and sustainability do not always go hand in hand. In this case, part of the roof, which is not visible from the street, is covered flat so that solar panels can be placed on it. This makes the house a lot more sustainable but still retaining all the monumental elements.

planning summer 2019
status in restoration
view photo series

phase

The facades
The windows and frames show the expected defects after centuries of use. Because of the sun, the windows and window frames on the front wall are particularly heavy, some of the sills and rods have been affected by rot. Window glass used to be pulled by hand, but now everything is mechanical. Because this old glass is still present in Dedel, we try to restore the old windows as much as possible. Once repaired, the window frames will be painted and can be used again for some time.

planning summer 2019
status in restoration
view photo series

2e phase

The facades
The windows and frames show the expected defects after centuries of use. Because of the sun, the windows and window frames on the front wall are particularly heavy, some of the sills and rods have been affected by rot. Window glass used to be pulled by hand, but now everything is mechanical. Because this old glass is still present in Dedel, we try to restore the old windows as much as possible. Once repaired, the window frames will be painted and can be used again for some time.

planning summer 2019
status in restoration
view photo series

phase

The garden
Unfortunately, the garden has been largely lost over the centuries. From the garden there was a view of the Grote Kerk. At the end of the garden, there was a coach house but now there is an office colossus. In the future, the entrance of the museum will run through the garden to make the museum accessible to people with disabilities as well. The ultimate goal is to renovate the garden to its former glory as much as possible.

planning summer 2020
status still not started
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3e phase

The garden
Unfortunately, the garden has been largely lost over the centuries. From the garden there was a view of the Grote Kerk. At the end of the garden, there was a coach house but now there is an office colossus. In the future, the entrance of the museum will run through the garden to make the museum accessible to people with disabilities as well. The ultimate goal is to renovate the garden to its former glory as much as possible.

planning summer 2020
status still not started
view photo series