Adapting a 16th Century, Grade II Listed Wool Hall into a family home, the works continue to progress on site. From the initial strip-out phase to the current works onsite, developments have been seen to update the material composition of the hall for modern use whilst reflecting the builds historic character. Defined by its materiality, a patchwork composition of stone, brick and blockwork infill pave the builds envelope. Taking careful consideration to preserve the existing materials of the hall, traditional repairs have been enacted throughout creating new spaces for modernised use.

The current phase of the build will see the use of natural insulation with its internal walls prepped with Diathonite, a lime-based insulating plaster made from cork, clay and diatomaceous earth to aid the builds breathability and environmental credentials. Alongside traditional repairs onsite, careful consideration has been taken to the builds existing structure and materiality. The photographs record the development in construction and selection of material samples seeing Mandarin Stone, a beige honed limestone for a subtle material finish. Presenting the material condition of the building, the development of works onsite reveal the reinstated roof structure and its relationship with the existing brickwork.

Continuing in our use of sustainable materials and practice, it’s exciting to see the development of the builds construction and historical resonance.