Chancton Farm

DBR Southern

Upper Chancton Farm is a cluster of agricultural buildings in Wiston Estate, West Sussex, dating back to 1721.

The farmhouse gable end, built of French limestone and ironstone, had suffered from years’ of severe erosion and structural instability.

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DBR Southern carried out investigations to determine the best way to stabilise the masonry but the extensive voids and its construction design demanded that the team completely dismantle of the gable end as well as part of the south elevation.

Internal and external scaffolding was used to support the roof structure, and the base of the walls were strengthened with deeper concrete foundations and composite retaining walls.

The masonry walls were reconstructed with a modern internal construction, to satisfy building regulations, and the outer walls were rebuilt with salvaged stone and lime mortar to maintain the historic appearance.

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