Reinstating this Suffolk Long House

OBee CIC are delighed that planning permission has been passed to reinstate this 1580 Suffolk Long House. Originally framed in Tudor times, these ancient timbers have spend too many decades hiding in the bramble patch adjacent to Orchard Barn.

To the right is an artist's impression by Jo Pepper. It is based on a historical building survey undertaken in 2007 by building historian Leigh Alston.

The photograph shows the long house in the 1960s before it fell over! See architect's drawings below.

This 'once-in-a-lifetime' project is reinstating the timber frame using a 'like for like' approach.

Original timbers will be repaired and re-used wherever possible, and local trees are being sourced to use for the rest of the timber frame.

Develop your knowledge, skills and abilities. Get involved with the reinstatement of this important Suffolk building.

How many people can say they've had a hand in rebuilding a Tudor timber frame?

Learn traditional carpentry skills on this live project. Taking Timber Framing Further courses start again in March 2020. Please let Irene know if you are interested in getting involved or attending a course.

Looking for that special birthday or retirement present? Vouchers for courses are available.

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  Artist's impression of Suffolk Long House
Suffolk Long House at Orchard Barn before it fell over
Architect's drawings of Suffolk Long House