The thatched roof caught fire causing extensive damage to the roof and upper floors

Tudor Cottage rises from the ashes

Tudor Cottage in Sutton, Oxfordshire dates from the 17th century and was extensively damaged by fire in 2012.  The building was constructed with an oak frame built off a masonry substructure. The thatched roof appeared to have caught fire causing extensive damage to the roof and upper floors.

Graham Bannell of Nexus Architects provided the conservation and architectural services for the re-construction, ensuring traditional materials and construction methods were used.  Oculus worked closely alongside on the reinstatement works and upgrading, securing compliance where possible without adversely affecting the historic fabric and character of the cottage

The owner, Pat Gilgrass, has worked extremely hard during the sensitive re-construction works taking place before finally returning to Tudor Cottage which is now fully restored to its former glory. 

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