Boden Construction to rebuild family home destroyed by tragic roof fire caused by double lightning strike

27th November 2019


After a solar panel was hit twice by lighting, a family home was left in ruins and requiring a full re-build to restore the old Cornish farmhouse. The catastrophic fire damaged 80% of the property in November 2018 and Boden Construction have been commissioned to complete the re-build.

Due to the historic nature of the original building, Boden’s extensive range of specialist skills was critical in the awarding of the project. These include asbestos removal which is required following an R&D survey and some remaining original stonework means that care must be taken working around it to re-instate the lime plaster that was damaged. Boden Construction are working closely with the homeowner to re-instate as many original aspects as possible whilst at the same time incorporating some required changes.

The project includes refurbishment of the whole building, rebuilding the roof, some changes to internal walls and replacement of old wooden lintels with current standard lintels, new windows and doors throughout, new solar panels to be installed in adjacent land away from farmhouse, complete electrical rewiring, kitchen replacement, new pipework/radiator install with new plumbing throughout including underfloor heating on the ground floor, new bathrooms, lime plaster walls to all rooms, tiling to kitchen/bathroom, new flooring throughout to include carpet and wooden flooring and full redecoration both internally and externally. All works must meet CDM regulations which cover health, safety and welfare aspects of all construction projects.

Boden’s Construction Manager, Derrick Metherell said “We are delighted to have the opportunity to restore this characterful property to its former glory and allow the family to return to their home” The project is due for completion in Spring 2020.

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