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Bulls Lane

Sadly, this 14th Century cottage was severely damaged by a chimney fire.

My primary role, as subcontractor to CSBD Design & Build, was to oversee and carry out the restoration and rebuild of the timber frame roof.

We carried out several repairs to the remaining cruck frame and wallplates before fitting new purlins, collars, king posts and ridge beams. Lastly we fitted new rafters and rebuilt the dormer window, all in air dried oak.

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My Projects

Granary Barn

This little barn was a new build, however it was created almost entirely from reclaimed materials.

I was responsible, along with my trusty colleague, for erecting the frame and roofing the barn.

The frame, bricks and roof tiles were supplied by Suffolk Reclamation.

 

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Mill Barn

A lovely Victorian barn located on a water mill site. The approach to this restoration was to keep as much of the historic fabric as possible. Firstly I jacked up the collapsing lean-to roof allowing me to re-instate the timber frame wall and re-roof. Some plinth brickwork was also required as was some weatherboarding and general tidying up.

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Southridge

The timber frame on this 17th Century farm house suffered irreparable damage due to cement render and faulty rainwater goods.

After propping the frame I dismantled the brickwork before replacing the lower timber frame and finally rebuilding the infill panels using the existing bricks and lime mortar.

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Basildon Park

A complete overhaul and redecoration of all the exterior joinery at this stunning 18th Century National Trust property. I was brought in by Herridge Decorators, the main contractor, to complete all the joinery repairs.

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Hall of Christ Church

The stunning Hammerbeam roof at Oxford University needed a considerable amount of structural repair. The mammoth task was undertaken by Cliveden Conservation. It really was a privilege to work on this incredible 16th Century roof built by Humphrey Coke, Henry VIII's chief carpenter.