Blog - Restoration

Timberframing

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Westonbirt is welcoming back Perchard Structural Timberworks to help us develop our Woodworks this winter. Read on to find out how Nick and his team are getting on...

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Let’s Get Framing

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Last week, Nick Perchard had a busy few days sorting through the timber that has been milled on site from our own oak.

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Transforming Westonbirt Woodworks

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The preparations are complete, and we are about to commence our exciting new project at Westonbirt Arboretum: the restoration of Westonbirt Woodworks.

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Careful consideration...

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Over the last few months, we have been busy restoring the dry stone walls around Westonbirt Woodworks as part of our latest project.

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A new beginning!

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Over the coming year we will be developing the Woodworks into an exciting hub where visitors will be able to see traditional heritage skills, take exciting courses and learn more about what happens to our trees at the end of their lives at the arboretum.

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Carrying out some TLC

The Tree Team are currently working hard between Broad Drive and semi-natural woodland beyond the western side.

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Still plenty of work to be done!

The opening ceremony for Phase Two may have now been and gone, but there is still plenty of ongoing work for the Westonbirt Project.

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Restoring our ha-ha!

Ha Ha. An expression often used to represent laughter. However a ha-ha is also a landscape design feature that creates a barrier to things such as livestock, while preserving uninterrupted views.

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The restoration…

Sophie Nash is Project Manager for The Westonbirt Project. She organises the logistics of the project, working with architects and project managers for various elements to deliver the works.

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