The Wain House Hellens, Nr Much Marcle
The Wain house is part of a complex of listed farm
buildings located at Hellens, a country estate near the
village of Much Marcle in Herefordshire.
The main house is Grade II* Listed and dates from 16th
Century. It is in the care of a Charitable Trust with the
objectives of preserving and restoring the property for the
benefit of the public, providing facilities for community
events, education and performances.
The Trust has embarked on a programme of repairs and
adaptations to the house and its outbuildings intended to
bring the redundant buildings back into use, while still
retaining the character that the buildings have acquired
from regular use.
The works to the Wain House are part of this programme and
involved the full repair of the dilapidated timber frame
structure and the adaptation of the interior to provide
function and reception space.
The repairs and adaptation
were achieved using traditional repair techniques and
renewable materials such as sheep’s wool insulation and limecrete floor, creating a permeable structure and
eliminating the need for vapour barriers and damp proof