Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Shepherd's Hut Tuesday - Plankbridge restoration

There's a nice blow by blow account of Plankbridge's restoration of an original Baker and Sons, Berkshire shepherd's hut for a client, pictured above before, and after below. Here's how they describe the project:
"The brief was to retain it's 'faded glory', add two new windows and remake the original window. We also repaired and installed the antique woodburner. New roof sheets were added, over a new curved timber roof lining, with insulation placed in the roof cavity. Once the mountain of cattle cake and rat remains had been removed work could begin. It is a fine hut, built in 1895 using oak, elm, pitch pine and some particularly interesting castings and ironwork. It illustrates how highly regarded and significant shepherds' huts were in the rural community."

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