Friday, 13 April 2018
Tuesday, 3 April 2018
We've had a hectic time since New Year! Our major project has been the complete stripping of the roofs of Coach House, Applebarn and part of Orchard Cottages. These were built in 1890 and have NEVER had any insulation or major work. The original slates were all taken down row-by-row, timbers treated (little was needed) and new Gold Insulation installed. The original slates were then all relaid using modern rust-proof nails to replicate exactly how it was before. However, at the same time, the leaning Victorian chimney was taken down and rebuilt using modern mortar and without the lean!
Various modern windows had been inserted over the years and these were all removed. Handbuilt, hardwood double glazed windows have been used, replicating the original style and finish, by local craftsmen. The lead finish on the dormers is particularly commendable. A full redecoration, new boilers etc completed the work just in time for Easter.