Victorian Outhouse

Essex


 

This Victorian outhouse was once used as a hay barn  but had fallen into disrepair. Much of the timber had rotted, the roof leaked and it needed conserving. We set about stripping out the worst parts, treating for woodworm and rot along with replacing studs, beams and tiles where appropriate. With buildings like this they take a new shape over time and shift; the uprights weren't plumb, the roof had a curve in it and nothing was square. However, you cannot fix these issues and nor should you! What you need to do is shore up the build in it's present form and admire its individuality.

 
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