Lye End Farm | Restoration of External Fabric and Superstructure

Private Client | Sandon | Hertfordshire

A Working Farm house

Lye End Farm House is a listed, Late C15 or Early C16 Timber framed farmhouse originally built as a 2 bay open hall but extended and remodelled throughout the following centuries. The fabric of the farmhouse has suffered in recent decades from the application of cementitious render to the exterior of the building. This impervious layer has in its application disrupted the natural breathing of the building and exasperated damp conditions of internal finishes and within the wooden structure by aiding moisture retention within the property.

As a home, a central location for the farm business and as a property that has been in the family for generations the building is important to its owners. The need for it to function well is therefore of paramount importance to them. Working well for the client is being warm, dry, structurally sound and allow its ancillary role in the working of the farm to be free from unplanned maintenance and upkeep.


A Listed Building Application & Programme of Works

Submitting a listed building application to confirm the councils agreement with the refurbishment of Lye End Farm is the core of our services for this project. However, we have also considered seasons, programmes, and suitable contractor availability in the detailing for the removal and replacement of the deleterious fabric. This has produced a scope of works based on works acceptable as maintenance works to the roof which will allow the earliest possible start on site and giving the contractor the best months of the year to undertake these particular works.