Picking up speed

Picking up speed

The rate on progress on site these last few weeks has been a joy to watch. After two and a half years of planning and hard work to see the barns begin to take shape is beyond rewarding. The progress has been helped by having multiple teams working on site pulling all...

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Full steam ahead

Full steam ahead

It has been such an incredibly busy and rewarding few weeks with so much happening on the barns and grounds that it has been hard to keep up with all the changes. First up our new entrance is well under way with the curved red brick walls taking shape. With the...

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Making Way

Making Way

It has been an exciting time over the last few weeks as the build speeds ahead. We have had multiple teams at the barns working on the interior and garden as well as starting on the new road entrance. Big progress outside as the hedge for the new access has been...

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Don’t forget your thermals

Don’t forget your thermals

It is all go here with several major projects ongoing or starting in the next few weeks despite the inclement weather. The big progress has been on the old barns which have a new roof and windows installed as well as continuing the extensive internal renovations....

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Returning to Roost

Returning to Roost

With our bat license granted we have finally been able to turn our attention to the beautiful red brick barns that will become the indoor ceremony room and comfy “roost” once the build is complete. With exposed trusses and bags of character we fell in love with them...

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Raising the Roof

Raising the Roof

It has been all go over Christmas with two major projects underway over the festive period. First of all was the processing of the tonnes of concrete and rubble we have accumulated from the excavation of the barns and the demolition of the fox house into hardcore to...

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Goodbye to Fantastic Mr Fox.

Goodbye to Fantastic Mr Fox.

With the approval of our bat license earlier last week it has cleared the way for us to start tackling some jobs we have been itching to get our teeth into. First on the list is the demolition of the most modern brick barn on the site. This lump of a building,...

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Cracking On

Cracking On

With the foundations laid we have had a busy few days getting ready for the next major project – the new roof on the portal frame barns. This has meant getting a few things in place: Damp proofing laid and ready for the…… concrete to be poured! With the concrete dried...

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Laying The Foundations

Laying The Foundations

We are officially at the destruction part of the construction as we clear the way for the foundations of the more contemporary section of the wedding barn. Originally built for cattle, the barn floors were more than a little unlevel so it made sense to dig them out...

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Attack of the Duckweed

Attack of the Duckweed

One of the reasons we fell in love with Parsons Brake Farm is the beautiful lake overlooked by the garden. Not only is the lake a good size for a fountain and fish, it even has an island with mature Ash trees in the middle! Sadly, like the rest of the farm, the lake...

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