A complete renovation of a Grade II* listed Wealded Hall House and associated oak frame barn and cowshed, and including the construction of new Housekeepers Cottage. The Grade II* listing and historical importance of the buildings required a very sensitive approach to the restoration and alterations. A close collaboration between the consultants, craftsmen and the client resulted in a very high quality restoration.
The work included the removal of all previous, poor quality repairs; the repair and restoration of the oak frame; the repair of the original wattle and daub walls, using local split chestnut lathes, clay dug up from the grounds and local straw.
The alterations included the reconstruction of the original front door, the installation of two reproduction 16th Century staircases to replace poor quality 20th Century stairs, and the insertion of a new en-suite bathroom in a new oak frame roof constructed above a single storey extension housing the kitchen. in addition, innovative solutions were used to re-glaze medieval windows and sympathetic secondary glazing,