Renewal of brick noggins + assoc works
CONTRACT SUM : Total Cost: unknown
CONTRACT TYPE / PERIOD : JCT Minor Works Contract / approx four weeks
Old Cottage is a Grade II* listed property dating back to the Jacobean period, ad was thought to have been built in 1635. The brick noggin panels infilling the oak framing is a rare feature from this period. Carved ornamentation was added to the front gable in the C20th. The house features in the book 'Brickwork - Architecture and Design' by Andrew Plumbridge and Wim Meulenkamp.
The Client wanted to replace the brick noggins where the facings had come off, or were badly weathered. At the same time, new sections of oak needed to be scarfed into the timber frame where these had rotted. As well as measured drawings / details etc, a photographic survey had to be carried out for Wealden District Council in order to obtain Listed Building Approval. An Archaeological Report was also prepared by Archaeology South East. Special Tudor hand made bricks were sourced from Lambs Brickworks in Kent, and extensive repairs were carried out to the oak frame by the builders.
Waterside Architects did not carry out site inspections for this project.