Restoration work

Barn  dated 1767

A Wiltshire barn repair

Dating from around 1767, this barn is an very early example of cut nails being used in construction. Most information you will find on the web give 1790 as the earliest instance of cut nails. Thankfully this was not another barn conversion, but a sympathetic repair for the storage of farm machinery.

Cow Barn, Staunton Caundle

The roof structure dates from around 1800, the building itself is probably older. Originally thatched it was recovered with plain tiles in 1929 after numerous fires in the village. The tiles had twice the weight of the thatch and over time caused significant damage to the roof timbers.

The Coker Ropewalk

A collapsing, 300ft long building was lifted and pushed back up the hill, with the roof intact.