Timber Repair & Restoration | Ombersley
Yew Tree House is a grade II listed dwelling in the parish of Ombersley in Worcestershire. This farmhouse, predicted to be built in the late 16th – early 17th century, was first listed in July of 1979. The building was regularly maintained, but unfortunately inappropriate fillers and sealants were used over the years, causing some issues.
These, along with use of impervious paints prevented moisture dispersal, causing and exacerbating decay. This was apparent in numerous areas, more was revealed when the decoration was stripped back.
The frame was more accessible once the scaffolding was erected and the decorations were removed, giving a chance for the work required to be reassessed. Initially, survey drawings as existing were prepared for each of the walls requiring repairs. In conjunction, a specialist timber repair contractor was appointed to produce drawings showing the proposed repairs.
Sections of the cill plates were replaced and jointed using one the traditional simple half lap scarfs where tenons had failed, face patch repairs with slip tenons were used. Vertical members were repaired with half scarf or scissor joints. The verge was also repointed whilst the timber frame was under repair.
Below shows photographs of before the works, during the works and after completion.