Structural Drawing & Detailing
Located along a narrow country road which leads to the Cotehele Estate, North Bohetherick Farmhouse is part of a working farm owned by the National Trust.
The building was originally built into a slope with stone retaining walls forming a narrow drainage channel around the rear and sides. With difficult access for maintenance into the drainage channel, the house had developed damp problems due to water ingress.
The National Trust came to us to develop their design to resolve the problem. We carried out a survey of the overgrown steeply sloping garden and produced detailed drawings showing existing and proposed sections through the site, along with plans and a schedule of work for the Trusts building team to proceed.
The retaining walls were demolished and ground level reduced to form a paved area, the remaining garden was regraded to slope from the paved area to the existing upper ground levels. New steps were built from the existing path down to the new paved area and a new land drain and a soakaway were constructed to carry water away from the house.