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Skeet Hill Barn

Skeet Hill Barn

The original construction of this barn dates back to 1750. However, there are no records of when it was rebuilt. The barn roof had been constructed with Welsh slates up to 70 years ago. Approximately 15 years ago, our client purchased the barn and converted it into his home. During stormy weather, wind entered parts of the building and made living conditions extremely cold, meaning that areas of the home were unliveable during winter months in windy weather. The client contacted us regarding this problem when he first moved in and after several unsuccessful attempts to stop the drafts of wind, we both agreed that the only solution was to replace the roof.

Eventually after several years the client decided that the roof was at the end of its life and decided to replace the roof.

When the roof was stripped off, this exposed the close boarding and the areas where wind had been entering the building. We covered the close boarding in a breather membrane then fitted multifoil insulation which increased the U-Value and reduced heat loss of the building. This was then counter battened allowing for passive ventilation of the roof and complying with document L of the building regulations. The roof was slated in Spanish slates with mechanically fixed vented hips and ridges.

Since completion, the client has informed us that the building is now airtight, warmer and the living conditions have been transformed.

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