The entrance to the cottage will be through a starkly contrasting contemporary glass and steel “porch”. The foundations for the structure were put in place a year ago before the scaffolding was erected, but now the scaffolding is gone, we can get the extension fabricated.
This is the most expensive single element of the project involving use of “weathering” or COR-TEN® steel: https://twopointseven.co.uk/blog/f/what-is-cortenweathering-steel . Weathering steel, best-known under the trademark COR-TEN® steel, is a group of steel alloys which were developed to remove the need for painting and form a stable rust-like appearance when exposed to the weather for several years. Consistent with my aim for a truly sustainable restoration of the cottage, weathering steel is not only made from recycled steel, it is also 100% recyclable itself.
The choice of steel as a material was also deliberate, it relates back to the building’s original use associated with the old forge of Frederick James Joscelyne that was sited immediately to the north on Leigh Hill. See more on the history page of this site: https://28leighhill.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/heritage-record-statement-final.pdf
The steel fabrication is being undertaken by Paul Argles of Argles Metal Design http://www.arglesmetaldesign.com/