Restoration

The Barnyard East Ashling

The Barn at East Ashling House is Grade II listed and was in quite poor condition, with parts of the roof patched with corrugated sheeting. Nethertheless, the clients decided that they would like to convert it so that they could move out of the main house and live in it.

It was decided that the roof volume should be kept as an open space that were required to accommodate bedrooms and bathrooms, the floor level at the west end of the barn was lowered by approximately 1.5m to obtain the necessary headroom.

The oak frame was found to be in very bad condition and substantial parts of it had to be replaced using green oak.

All the baulstrading for the three galleries and the staircases were constructed in American oak to match the oak frame.

The project received a commendation in the West Sussex County Council Heritage Award Scheme.

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