Recent restoration projects have included repairing and converting a barn originally built circa 1640. The aim was to retain as much of the original structure as possible. But, where new timbers were required, care was taken to blend them in with the old oak. To this end the replacement timbers were cut from a similar quality of wood as the original barn, as characterful as the originals, and also deliberately aged a little outside.
Photographs above and below are of the work in progress.