Our involvement in this historic conservation project included the provision of advice to the team of professionals and ranged from the conservation of the structural timber frame to the repair of the joinery. As with any building with this degree of historical importance, it was paramount that we retained as much of the historic fabric as possible. Every repair in this historic timber frame conservation project had to be carefully considered and executed.
It was possible for much of the first floor framing to remain on site, meaning replacing the floor joists wasn’t too difficult. The collapsed roof structure was significantly more complicated. Carpenter Oak took the roof timber to the framing yard where it was painstakingly reassembled to form the frame. Our carpenters replaced the massive roof trusses with the help of a 40-foot crane in late Autumn of 2002.
‘Dolbelydr is in another world, a sanctuary standing solitary in its timeless valley.’
From the logbook at Dolbelydr
This restoration has won numerous awards, including the Conservation category at the Wood Awards and the RICS Award for building conservation.
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