Tag Archives: Listed

Cressing Temple Barns, Essex

Value = £120,000

Location = Cressing, Essex

Client = Essex County Council

Summary = Renovation of the farmhouse and various roofing repairs

Challenge = Working on an important heritage site open to general public. The site dates back to the 1100’s when it was given to the Knights Templar and is home to three Grade I listed barns as well as Tudor built Walled Gardens.

Solution = Timber frame and roof repairs, lime repairs and re-thatching.

Cressing Temple Barn - Thatched Roof

Parklands Bridge, Upminster

Value = £170,000

Location = Gayners Park, Old Upminster

Client = Havering Borough Council

Summary = Refurbishment of Grade II Listed bridge over a lake

Challenge = Working over a river- some of the works carried out were below the water line.

Solution = The river was originally diverted using large drainage pipes and later dammed to control water levels. This allowed access for scaffolding to be erected and works to be carried out particularly below the usual water level. Works included removal of modern cements, re-rendering in traditional materials - lime and roman cements, structural repairs, new balustrading and new surface to bridge.