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Update on saving the 17th century baronial barn

Updated: May 11, 2020

Vaulty Manor has been an ongoing project for EAP since the end of last year, our dedicated and experienced team have been overseeing the extensive building works on the beautiful 17th Century barn.

The owners of Vaulty Manor pride themselves on offering a versatile and stunning venue that is steeped in 800 years of history and the team at EAP are privileged to be involved in this interesting project.

EAP became involved in this project at the end of 2019, after some issues had arisen with the roof of one of the barns. After EAP undertook structural surveys and engineer reports last year, we were able to submit highly detailed architectural plans to rectify the highlighted issues. Since January 2020 the EAP team have been onsite regularly to advise on key decisions in the restoration works and to oversee the internal restructuring.

We wanted to provide these blog updates to show the level of works involved in restoration projects like this. It’s important to highlight all the background work that goes into a project of this size, taking into account Building Regulations, Planning Permission, Architectural Design and any conservation orders on properties of this age. The work involved in a project like this happens weeks prior to construction beginning and should always be managed and monitored throughout the build process.

Building works have been ongoing since the beginning of the year and have continued as much as possible, despite all the economic changes in recent weeks. There have been extensive internal works on the barn undertaken in order to offer additional accommodation options. There has also been the creation of a new reception area along with the ongoing restoration of the roof and the original oak beams.

We have been back on site to see how things have progressed and the pictures on this post show the creation of the two new bedrooms, the construction of a brand new wine cellar, the creation of the new raised reception/bar area and the ongoing restoration of the original features of the barn.

When conditions allow for us to get back onsite we will provide updates on the finished project and provide a breakdown of all the works undertaken to complete the job. Keep checking our News section and social media channels for future updates


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