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Architects revisit Devon barn 12 months after repair

— 12 Oct 2020

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In October 2019 we finished overseeing the repair works to this Devon barn thanks to the Natural England Countryside Stewardship grant. The work was undertaken after historic building Architects, Jonathan Rhind Architects, completed the Repair Management Plan for this and 18 other barns in Dartmoor National Park.

The barn had previously been suffering from invasive vegetation and severe weathering, and the subsequent works were specified to repair the damage and conserve the barn from further decay, whilst retaining as much of the historic fabric and character.

Director and Architect, Martin Sturley-Hayes, was delighted to take the opportunity to revisit the barn just recently, a year after the works were completed, to see how the repairs had fared in the Dartmoor environment. With the late afternoon sunshine dappling around the barn, the replacement corrugated roof is beginning to soften and complements the upcycled corrugated metal upper floor cladding. The original timber trusses which were untouched are now protected by the new roof sheeting ensuring their long-term survival.

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