Fire Reinstatement, Marston

01 Oct 2021

Author Dolman


Works to reinstate a thatched cottage in Marston completed in late-July 2021.

The cottage was severely damaged by fire in early-2020, with initial works including the provision of a covered scaffold and making the building structurally sound.

Upper floor wattle and daub panels were repaired and reinstated, with hazel being cut locally and traditional timber frame repairs in oak, lime mortar work to lower-level plinth walls and brick panels were also carried out.  The long straw thatch was replaced to the original structure, with the more contemporary areas of the building clad with handmade clay tiles. The dwelling was also re-ordered and extended to improve the layout and enjoyment of the property.  The rear extension included a large area of oak framed glazing to allow in light and enjoy the rural views