08 Dec Structural beam replacement
We are currently replacing some of the key structural oak beams from The Great Thatched Barn, in order to ensure the long term preservation of this magnificent building. One of the main supporting beams to the south-west corner of the barn had crumbled from its oak base, causing tension over the entire structure to the South side of the barn. Although only a small issue, if left to worsen, we knew the structure and safety of the barn would be at risk!
We have sourced English oak beams, locally (from Lewes,) which match the original materials identically. We used the same oak to replace other areas such as pier and hip joints, complementing the overall feel of the barn and its history.
Additionally, any usable bits of the former oak, we have salvaged, and used in these areas, as well as on the mezzanine balcony for our VIP salon. To read more about our private salon in the barn, click here –