Monday, 23 March 2015 07:12

Awards 2014


Constructing Excellence.    The Black Barn , Heather Thatch.

black barnThis award recognises the achivement of high standards of the repair, re-use and revitalisation of the region's historic buildings, sites and places.

The award went to the grade II-listed Black Barn near Bardon mill in Northumberland. 

The project saw the original heather-thatched roof restored on the building meaning it is now the only structure in england to have retained its original heather thatch.

SCC designed repair techniques to decayed crucks using resin. This allowed almost all the original timber crucks to be retained, despite extensive rot along the centre of one cruck.



National Park Design Award.   Barn Conversion