The Old Methodist Hall.

A comprehensive roofing and renovation project.

The old roof in place...

The walls with aging render...

which shows the signs of weathering...

Original roof ready for removal...

all old roofing materials removed...

including slates...

all battens...

and most of the structural timber.

New structural timber work soon in place.

All ready for the next phase of the project.

 

The South Hams in South Devon has something to offer for everyone: Dartmoor to the north with its pubs, walks and tors, Torbay to the south with sailing and some of the best sandy beaches in the UK and in-between the rolling hills and country lanes where the small, rural villages lay among some of the greenest fields that can be found…

  • Complete removal of old roof.
  • Total clearance of internal structure.
  • Rebuilding internal rooms with new roof.
  • Extensive repair to external walls and render.

 

One such village is Cornworthy, tucked away on the banks of the River Dart, just along the road that connects Tuckenhay and Dittisham. Like so many villages in the South Hams, Cornworthy has its long and ancient history, much of it revolving around agriculture and dairy farming and with so many old and historic buildings nestled together in this small natural valley it’s no surprise to find that Cornworthy is a central part of a Conservation Area where its ‘authentic architecture’ and ‘historic qualities’ makes it so special (see South Hams District Council Cornworthy Conservational Area Appraisal)

The Methodist Chapel was converted into a dwelling around 2010 and the associated Old Methodist Hall is now the site of the South Hams Roofing refurbishment project.

Pete Scoble: “The Old Methodist Hall in Cornworthy has not been touched for many years, but now we are not only replacing the entire roof, but we are also remodelling the internal lay-out of the rooms and mezzanine floor; this is a great example of how an old and historic building that lies within a Conservation Area, can be brought back into contemporary residential use.

As Cornworthy is only accessible through lanes which can be narrow at places and as access within the village can be tight, once again South Hams Roofing’s local knowledge proves to be a great asset for efficient removal of the old slates and roofing timbers along with the delivery of the new building materials.

Pete Scoble: “Roofing work is central to what we provide, but we have a substantial portfolio of work which includes refurbishment and building. This roofing project in Cornworthy is a good example as we are working on the whole property; the roof, the internal structure and the external walls. We have considerable experience in this type of project, for example in Dartmouth and Aveton Gifford, and as we use our in-house team we have complete control over the management of the project, so if you have a property that needs a complete re-build from top to bottom – give us a call”.

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