This project involved the complete dismantling and reconstruction of a 16th century cottage roof, located in the Bristol channel in England.  The original roof was wonderfully irregular, full of wildly shaped timbers.  It was a thatched roof, so they could get away with using lower quality, and irregular pieces of wood.  Our goal was to reconstruct the new roof in the same spirit, while strengthening it at the same time.  Logs were sourced locally, and deposited on the beach, which we turned into our temporary sawmill and framing yard.  The project was a great example of an authentic reproduction - something we do when there the original structure is too deteriorated to restore.  
   
   
   
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OUR OTHER CONSERVATION GALLERIES

McEwan Barn, Ontario

Rabeau House, Quebec

Ballytarsna Castle, Ireland

Banffy Castle, Romania

Restoration in Norway

Loyalist Barn, Ontario

Eustis Bridge, Quebec

Historic roof, England