We have been working on restoring the house for 4 weeks now and these are the latest pictures of progress. Most of the work has been destructive - breaking down and removing the insides, but the stonemasons have been repairing rotten lintels and the roofing repairs is in progress. We will post something monthly so, if you are interested, kindly check for updates on a monthly basis. Best wishes, Chris & Paula.
The upstairs walls have been stripped out and the ceilings and windows removed. The floors will all be removed later, but they are useful for access.
This is an example of the stonemasons craft - it is easier repairing the stonework with blocks. The wooden lintels were rotten due to the huge amount of rain that came in over many years.
The valley between the front and back gables was very neglected over the 24 years that the house stood empty and many of the trusses were rotten. This meant removal of part of the slates and 'sarking' boards and then renewing selected beams. Presently in progress.
Bluebells and Forget-me-nots struggle to get through the clumpy grass.