Extensive restoration of a 13th century tithe barn with colony of bats
Sitting in approximately 5 acres, this part-medieval Grade II listed manor house was bought by a private individual as a renovation project. Soon after purchase, it was evident the building had some significant challenges.
A local authority enforcement notice for historic alterations undertaken without the correct permissions was the least of their worries – there was also a thriving bat colony on the premises using the extension as a passageway between two buildings.
With a plethora of structural and building fabric weaknesses, the project quickly turned into a near rebuild. From the offset, we established the works couldn’t add any value to the property; the best outcome would be to hit the budget and programme.