A wide range of structural issues and solutions due to the condition and challenges of the individual buildings
Barn 1 was a listed building, built in 1790, but the timber barn was in a bad state of repair. A specialist company was brought in to repair the timbers and we liaised with them throughout the process as one end of the barn was significantly leaning over.
This became apparent when we tried to fit the new steel frame which was outside the building line, despite a point cloud survey. Specialists realigned the building to the desired angle and a new internal point cloud survey was completed so we could co-ordinate our steel structure with the realigned existing barn to be sure the permanent solution was fully coordinated.
An independent internal steel mezzanine was also added that cantilevered over a new kitchen area to provide a study/library.
Barns 2 and 3 – The challenge was adding an additional floor that the existing heights of the barns didn’t allow. So, we suspended two of the barns and dug semi-basements underneath.
Barns 4, 5 and 6 were existing brick buildings, but needed new timber roofs in keeping with the other timber barns plus a timber extension to the courtyard. We underpinned the buildings and lowered the ground floors to increase the head height.
Barn 7’s existing side wall was leaning over, and they weren’t allowed to be taken down and rebuilt, so we put in a new steel frame with a CLT first and roof structure. We were then able to tie the existing masonry back to the steel frame to stabilise the existing masonry.
The extension was built using off-site manufacturing technology and required detailed coordination between the existing building, steel frame and the cross-laminated timber (CLT) because there was no scope for it to be adjusted on site.
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