Dower House, Bayham Abbey, Kent
The original roof had fallen in to disrepair and a flat roof had been introduced to prevent water ingress into the structure below.
Over the years this flat roof degraded to a point where water ingress was again occurring.
The scheme was to remove the flat roof and to reconstruct the original roof structure to the original profile, using where possible traditional techniques. One beam however had to be strengthened using an insitu glue laminated build up to increase its capacity.
Internally within the house a beam had separated from the main internal frame. A modern hidden bracket arrangement was designed to carry the shear and possible tensile loads in the connection.
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