22/10/2015 Garlands Farm Cheeseroom

It’s very unusual to find a cheese-room with the original shelf brackets still in place.  Originally the brackets ran through the wall and out the other side therefore showing on the exterior.  The Conservation Officer has asked us to reinstate some of them within the finished design.  In a modern, well insulated home it isn’t practical for the brackets to stay running through the wall, so we intend to express the original bracket holes externally with recessed brick.

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