Burnt House Farm

The refurbishment of this oak-framed, Grade II listed farmhouse concentrated on returning many of its original features and historic features.

The existing cement render applied in the 1950's had already caused significant damage to the property, leaving the oak framework damaged by Deathwatch beetle (as with Lennys Farm). Substantial repairs were carried out to the timber frame and the modern render replaced with timber lathes and a lime render. Together with the use of Heraklith wood wool insulation boarding and sheepswool insulation, the building was allowed to breathe naturally once again.

Bespoke oak and metal crittall windows were selected to take the place of existing windows to bring the properties facade back it's original period appearance. The house was then redecorated, externally and partially internally, using low allergy and lime-based paints.

  • Original and historic features reinstated
  • Concrete render stripped out to be replaced with timber lathes and lime mortar
  • Oak and slim metal crittall windows selected to restore building's historic character
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Project details

Sustainable technologies
  • Timber lathes and lime render combination for a breathable, 'hygienic' solution, avoiding damp and infestations
  • Heraklith wood wool insulation boarding
  • Sheepswool insulation
  • Low allergy paints
Location Mid-Suffolk rural Hamlet
Completed November 2010
Partners Scheme designed by Robert Norman