The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 81 (2003) > Issues > Issue 3 > Renovation of a 17th century French farmhouse
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Renovation of a 17th century French farmhouse

This paper describes the renovation of a row of four dilapidated farm buildings located in a small hamlet to the south of Dinan, Brittany, France. Included in the paper is a description prior to renovation, causes of the decay, improvement to the structure, strengthening of stone walls, assessment of timber and the use of lime mortar rendering. Graham F. S. Ward, CEng, MIStructE, MICE

Author(s): Ward, Graham F S

Keywords: farm buildings;17th century;19th century;renovation;stone walls;mud;foundations;timber;roof trusses;lime mortar;floors;ceilings;brittany, france