18th century farmhouse, Durham – North Yorkshire border

This grade 2 listed, late 18th century farmhouse had not had any significant work done to it since being updated in the 1980’s. The owners have removed 1970s small paned windows and replaced with traditional wooden sash windows. All original doors, hinges and locks have been retained and restored, iwith new keys made for the original locks. All old cement render and pointing has been replaced with lime-mortar. The owners have brought in stonemasons to repaire the old walls with stone rubble and remove modern bricks used to patch up spaces where windows and doors had once been. This project is an example of how the character and integrity of a simple farmhouse can be recreated with careful restoration.