Ty Coch Barns, North Wales

Tŷ Coch comprises a small group of farm buildings nestling in the unspoilt, rolling countryside of the Vale of Clwyd. These include a listed medieval cruck-framed barn and a later 19th century stone wagon shed and kennels.

The project involved the repair of all the buildings, the connection of two elements to a new linking entrance building and refurbishment of the interiors for use as commercial office space to boost the economy of the rural community.

One of the barn’s cruck frames was severely decayed and near collapse, so that a steel frame was designed to sit alongside it to take the structural load. Later brick infill panels to the external oak framing were replaced in lighter, traditional wattle and daub construction, following the discovery of the original holes and grooves for the staves in the frame.

This project was jointly funded by Denbighshire County Council and the European Union.

Denbighshire County Council

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