Refurbishment of Wakelins, a Grade II- listed 15th century house, included an uncompromisingly modern extension supported by English Heritage and the Ancient Monuments Society.
When the cement render of the main house facade was removed, about 40% of the timber frame was found to be beyond repair. It has been replaced with traditionally jointed and pegged European oak. Lacking any interiors of note, the barn and main house were stripped to their timber skeletons and new foundations constructed Walls and roof were then carefully reassembled using breathable materials, such as sheeps wool insulation and lime render.
Structural EngineerAnthony Hunt Associates
ContractorFA Valiant and Son
SpeciesEuropean oak, American black walnut