Following a collision by a vehicle into the flank wall of the listed barn, we were engaged to undertake the necessary repairs to both the structure and fabric of this very attractive building.
Initially the temporary support works required enhancing and the damaged section removed, whilst retaining both security and weather proofing. The damaged masonry dwarf wall was repaired and the upper walls reconstructed using reclaimed ‘green oak’ timber, which had to be workshop fabricated to match the existing section. Internally, the walls were finished in a lime plaster and the entire barn redecorated using a lime mask finish, all as required to restore a listed building in accordance with the listed buildings officer’s requirements.
Part of the works necessitated repairs to the roof structure and finishes, the latter proving a particular challenge, sourcing reclaimed handmade matching clay tiles, which needed to be ‘pegged’ into position.
The project was completed ahead of time and on budget to the satisfaction of the customer and contract administrator (who was particularly impressed with the quality of finishes on this technically demanding and somewhat unusual project).