Originally a series of farmworkers’ cottages, this project involved stripping back to reveal its 15th
Century timber skeleton, restoration, redecorations and also extending the property in a modern and
distinctive manner. The modern nature of the new extension won favourable support from English
Heritage and the Ancient Monuments Society.
After removing cement render from the original house, it was discovered that a lot of the
timber frame was beyond repair. New foundations were therefore constructed and the walls
and roof were carefully re-assembled with protective materials such as sheep’s wool insulation
and lime render to preserve the historic fabric of the building.