Appletree farmhouse has won the Hertfordshire Architects Association Awards 2018 for Building Conservation in the open category.
This project comprised the sensitive and meticulous repair of a Grade II listed farmhouse on the edge of Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Works included careful repairs to roofs, brickwork and timber frames, and the successful use of hot-mixed lime mortar. Many mediaeval details were revealed during construction, such as a window with shutter grooves and diamond mullions, timber stop beads dating back to c1550, and most importantly, two painted mediaeval timber braces dating from c.1500 -1550.
You can view all the shortlisted entries in detail here.
You can view this project in detail on our website here.This project has already won the RICS East of England award for Building Conservation, as well as the Herts Building and Construction Awards for Refurbishment and Architect of the Year Categories. It is also shorlisted for the Hertfordshire Building Futures Award 2018 in the Retrofit for the Future Category.
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