Shropshire Farmhouse

Complete repair of a 16th century timber-framed farmhouse

Our clients bought an unoccupied farmhouse in need of much repair.  The architect, Jacqueline Demaus, found the building to be at significant risk of structural failure.  Despite its condition, the potential  was obvious.  The architect’s approach was to retain as much as possible of the historically important fabric with just minimal intervention. 

Shropshire Farmhouse
Shropshire Farmhouse
Shropshire Farmhouse

The House

The house is a relatively high status building with heavily moulded primary elements, projecting windows with carved corbel brackets and carved jetty brackets surviving. It has a large stone chimney stack with dressed quoins. At the rear of the house, stone extensions are used to house further rooms. All of this history was at risk of being lost. 

Shropshire Farmhouse

The House

The house is a relatively high status building with heavily moulded primary elements, projecting windows with carved corbel brackets and carved jetty brackets surviving. It has a large stone chimney stack with dressed quoins. At the rear of the house, stone extensions are used to house further rooms. All of this history was at risk of being lost. 

Shropshire Farmhouse
Shropshire Farmhouse
Shropshire Farmhouse
Shropshire Farmhouse

The House

The house is a relatively high status building with heavily moulded primary elements, projecting windows with carved corbel brackets and carved jetty brackets surviving. It has a large stone chimney stack with dressed quoins. At the rear of the house, stone extensions are used to house further rooms. All of this history was at risk of being lost. 

Repair Schedule

The works involved sensitive repair to create a comfortable family home. The timber frame repairs followed the approach of retaining as much as of the original, historically-important fabric as possible and only replacing where necessary. The frame was been further strengthened by the fitting of pentice boards and brackets. New lightweight insulated panels were installed within the frame and rendered in lime render. A new kitchen, lobby and bedroom were created in extensions at the rear. The roof of the main farmhouse was re-tiled in hand-made tiles, the rear extensions in slate.

Shropshire Farmhouse
Shropshire Farmhouse
Shropshire Farmhouse