A scaffold tower was built for a week of specialist inspection and analysis of the ceiling and wall paintings the Saloon and Great Hall. Areas of the paint sampling were tested for chemical composition, colours and layers. This is a necessary investigation to inform the correct approach to conservation. The conservation of the paintings is a unique part of the project and will require the involvement of consultants who are specialists in the conservation of wall paintings and other decorated architectural surfaces.

Opus conservation have been on site conducting these investigations. They bring an experience of wealth of experiencing having previously worked in Hampton Court Palace and The Royal Gallery in the House of Lords. Initial investigations show that the Saloon painting is a lot dirtier than the Great Hall painting, due to the of historical use of coal fires in the Saloon.