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Timber frame repair, timber frame rebuild, oak frame, lime Plastering near me

Oak frame restoration and repair & oak framed building

At Ben Barber Carpentry Ltd, we are able to carry out repairs and restoration to your timber or oak framed building, as part of our building restoration services. whether that is a cottage, house or barn, you can be sure that you are in capable, safe hands. Quite often where inappropriate materials have been used, usually cement based renders instead of Lime renders, the timber frame can start to rot. Usually the first part of the frame to deteriorate is the bottom plate, known as the sole plate. When the sole plate rots out, this can then lead the plate to "roll". This is where the back edge of the plate rots away over time, and the plate then starts to move. When this happens, it can cause the tenons to fail, and then the building can start to spread, ultimately leading to catastrophic failures. Our skilled craftsmen are able to fully support the structure, remove all and any failed and rotten timber, install new plates and studs, all jointed traditionally and correctly using pegged mortise and tenon joints. 

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Oak porches

At Ben Barber Carpentry Ltd, we don't just provide restoration services, we also provide the design, manufacture and installation of oak porches in Suffolk and Norfolk. An oak porch can add character as well as value to a property, as well as being practical. There is no limit to what can be created with an oak porch, from a simple design on brackets, through to a traditional design with feature truss and posts, right through to contemporary designs, which can be open, as well as fully glazed to create an enclosed porch. The only limits are your own imagination! So if your in Norfolk, Suffolk, Diss, Norwich, Bury Saint Edmunds, Woodbridge or anywhere in East Anglia, get in touch with us today to discuss your Oak porch, oak framed building, or building restoration needs. 

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Cart lodges and oak framed buildings

At Ben Barber Carpentry Ltd, we provide the complete package for the construction of cart lodges and oak framed buildings. Our team of Bricklayers, carpenters plasters and roofers, will be able to build the cart lodge or oak framed building or workshop of your dreams. We will be able to guide you every step of the way from initial discussions, planning guidance, drawings and building regs, construction through to completion. As with the oak porches, there are now limitations to what can be achieved, so let us help make your dreams come true.