Work for John Russell of Timber structures, Lewes. Mainly adding insulation build up and finishing after the frame repairs had been completed, but also getting the chance to work some large oak joints, floorboards, and external cladding. This gave me some good hands on experience with a variety of hard and softwoods, as well as experience integrating newer insulation materials with a very delicate listed building.
Pococksgate farm is grade 1 listed and has numerous reasons for historic interest. You can see from the photos some of the 15th century daub panels that are still blackened by soot from when the building was an open hall, with an open cooking fire. There are Tudor, Edwardian, and Victorian modifications and repairs on both buildings. It is being carefully restored and upgraded as a private residence using ecological materials such as wood fibre insulation wherever possible.