Workshop Roof Renewal

by The Truggery in Hailsham, East Sussex, United Kingdom

Workshop Roof Renewal
We did it
On 8th January 2023 we successfully raised £330 with 6 supporters in 28 days

We are aiming to raise money to help repair our workshop roof which is in urgent need of renewal after storm damage.

by The Truggery in Hailsham, East Sussex, United Kingdom

The Truggery is one of the last remaining workshops to make traditional Sussex Trugs in Herstmoncuex. Trugs have been made in our workshop since 1899, and the building is believed to be even older than that.

Our workshop roof is very old, and has been in need of replacement for the last 5~10 years. However, due to lack of funds, we have been making do with patching it occasionally. 

The recent round of strong wind and rain, however, has resulted in more damage and it is now in urgent need of replacement. Significant water has been leaking into the machine room, and an inspection to the roof has shown a large number of tiles are missing. There is only so much that expanding foam can keep the inevitable at bay!

In September we moved our shop area to the workshop, following the sale of the family house. Now that all our stock is stored in the workshop building it is even more important to keep everything dry.

We have received a number of quotations for the repair and are targeting to start the repair in the new year, with improved weather. It is expected to cost between £10,000 ~ £15,000, depending on how many of the underlying beams need to be replaced. 

We are hoping to raise some of this money to help go towards the roof repair, to keep the business going.

Thank you for your support, from the team at The Truggery.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£10 or more

6 of 750 claimed

£10 Reward (rooftile)

As a thank you, we will sign your name on the bottom of a new tile going onto the roof so you can have your mark.

£30 or more

1 of 100 claimed

£30 Reward (Book)

You will recieve a signed copy of "The Sussex Trug: From, Function and Craft" (Note: postage within mainland UK)

£100 or more

1 of 50 claimed

£100 Reward (Trug)

You will receive a No.3 Oval Trug. (Note: postage within mainland UK only)

£500 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£500 Reward

You will receive: ・No.7 Strapped Garden Trug; ・Signed book; ・Goodie-bag of gardening treats; ・Your name on a commemorative plaque in the workshop. (Note: postage within the UK mainland only)

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