White Kirkley Farm November 2013

1st November 2013

BBA have recently completed the conservation and restoration works to the listed barn at White Kirkley Farm near Frosterley in Teesdale. The works were funded by a Higher Level Stewardship Grant from Natural England. 

The stone slating was showing its age and letting in water causing rot to rafters. Stonework was in need of work and windows and doors joinery was coming to the end of its life.

The roofs were stripped and the structure inspected and it was generally in good condition apart from some rafter replacement. New replacement stone slates were used to make up the shortfall and they matched very well. New cast iron gutters were fitted on specially made brackets so the traditional deep overthrow of the eaves could be maintained. Replacement joinery to replicate the existing was installed, including a new boarded first floor finish. The last piece of work was to repoint the barn and after trialling various mixes and pointing techniques with our historic building consultant, Jeremy Kendall, the chosen lime mix, with Frosterley grit, was used. This gave it the darker appearance needed to blend with its surrounds. 

BBA worked with Natural England, client agents GSC Grays and local contractor Danny Wood to complete the project in time for storage of feed and overwintering of animals.

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