Location:

East Meon, Hampshire

Contract Type:

Restoration Grade 11 Listed Building

Contract Value:

£1.3m

East Meon

East Meon falls within the South Downs National Park and the three cottages which were Grade 2 listed are located in the village centre on a restricted site adjacent to a wide brook.

The fire damage suffered as a result of a defective chimney caused extensive damage to the oak framed roof structure roof tiling chimney stacks and wattle and daub cladding. Considerable internal works including rewiring and replumbing was needed.

We were appointed to establish the extent of the damage and provide all liaison with Public Bodies such as the Parkland authorities ,Conservation Officers to enable a full restoration.

The works were subdivided into four elements comprising firstly the initial Emergency Works to clear the thatched roof which necessitated liaison with the Department of the Environment when clearing the brook.
Traffic management on the adjacent road to enable traffic movement to continue during the removal works.

The second phase was to protect the remaining building from the elements by installing a full scaffold enclosure which was engineered in such a manner to enable the roof structure to be built without adjusting the scaffold. This was executed in an extremely confined area.

The third element was to provide a Listed Building application for the restoration works which involved considerable discussion with the Conservaton authorities.

The final Restoration stage then proceeded this included substantial removal of damaged heavy oak roof members and reinstatement using traditional methods.

The roof thatch was then reinstated followed by wattle and daub repairs to the outside.

The properties were fully rewired to current standards with similar reinstatement of plumbing and central heating. The damaged chimney stacks were repaired. The above then enabled the internal wall and floor repairs to proceed with final decoration occurring after both internally and externally.