16th Century Barn Conversion

In September 2016, Sparkes Roofing and Property Services were tasked with a very unique project indeed.


We undertook a large scale makover of a 16th century barn that was inhabited throughout the project.


Our task was to remove the existing leaking thatch and tin roof, and replace with a natural slate roof.


The half of the roof that was thatched was already converted to living space so we had to be very careful during the works as plaster ceilings were lurking directly to the underside of the a frames providing a vaulted ceiling internally. When the thatch was removed it became very apparent that too much banging around would disturb the finished ceilings below. A decision was made to build the new roof over the existing timbers supported by new 100mm x 100mm purlins fixed to the existing oak a-frames.


Underneath the tin section of the barn was a large workshop. This ran from the ground right up to the ridge of the roof. Holes were made in the walls for concrete pad stones and new steel beams were installed to take a new 1st floor. This will be turned into living space during phase 2 of the work in the future.


This was a very unique project for us to be involved in and a real pleasure to be chosen to carry out the work. The client is over the moon with the finished project and it is certainly one we wont forget!



"Hardworking dedicated craftsmen who took on a big challenge and achieved wonders replacing our old roof under difficult circumstances and produced an amazing beautiful slated roof! They were a joy to work with.Thank you very much!!!!"



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Sparkes Roofing & Property Services
3 Beacon View
South Brent


TQ10 9JA


Tel 07887 530090

email: info@srps.me.uk


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