Baker Mallett were appointed by English Heritage to provide full pre and post contract Quantity Surveying services for the Conservation Repairs and Visitor Improvements at Castle Acre.
The barn, which is situated within the grounds of the monastic ruins of Castle Acre Priory, is used by English Heritage as an Education Centre for organised school visits.
It was concluded that the existing roof coverings of the barn had reached the end of their life and therefore needed replacing whilst, at the same time, enabling timber repairs to be undertaken to the roof structure as well as repairs to the east end gable.
The project was tendered and work commenced on the east end of the barn in March 2021 completing in August 2021.
The project involved stripping off the old roof coverings and replacing with new pantiles including additional insulation to improve the barns thermal properties, undertaking timber repairs to the roof structure, repairing the eastern gable stone repairs and rebuilding the brick eaves.
A second phase of works is planned for the west end of the barn undertaking a similar scope.