Jobes Green Farm
Potter & Holmes Architects completed work on the first phase of the restoration of this very dilapidated Grade 2 Listed farmhouse which will eventually become a visitor centre. Conservation work on the building included extensive repairs and renewal of oak roof and floor structures and the introduction of structural ties to stabilise walls.
Externally, stonework was repaired and rebuilt with lime mortar and some areas are rendered with hydraulic lime renders. New roofs included the introduction of conservation rooflights. All external joinery were renewed and repaired according to strict guidelines with existing timbers retained wherever possible. A ‘coppers’ external kitchen was restored. There is an active bat colony in the roof of the building so the work was undertaken during summer to minimise disturbance to the bats and a bat roost was accommodated within the loft of the original farmhouse.
The works to the interior are in progress.
HB Lewis & Sons