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Woodlouse Conservation were asked to renovate the oldest (and most neglected) part of this 15th Century farmhouse. The modern concrete-block walls were removed which revealed the original dimensions of the room – and extensive beetle damage in some of the supporting woodwork. Our specialist joiners crafted some seasoned oak jowl posts which were used as ‘honest repairs’ to the original damaged beams. As the team moved on, the true extent of the inglenook became apparent; we found a beautiful 8 metre long beam hidden behind layers of plaster, together with a seat and bread oven. The later brick-built housing for an old water copper was also retained. A four-coat sponge-finish plaster application completed works and the room was left clear for the later installation of an Aga.

Woodlouse Conservation completed the lime rendering to an extremely high standard, exactly on budget, and on time. At the end of the each day they left the site perfectly tidy too – I would not hesitate to recommend them

J. Chapple