Along the countryside, you can see them, strong barns and buildings that show the dedication and hard work of farmers and ranchers, past and present. To preserve a part of history and return dilapidated barns to their days of glory, owners can have B&D Woodworks provide the necessary expertise for complete restoration.
Preserving and Transforming
Some customers want to save or safely maintain the structure of their vintage barns. By preserving the barns, they add value to their property and integrity to the landscape. Others want to transform their barns into usable spaces, such as:
- Recreation Room
We provide you with a broad range of restorative services
- Structural and foundation repairs on timber-framed barns, houses and outbuildings,
- Repointing stonework, and
- Re-siding and re-roofing.
Our custom designs are all about you and your business. Each is designed to fit an individual’s unique business, needs, style, location and budget. Whatever your needs are, we’ll build them into a design that’s right for you whether it is timber frame, stick built, or masonry.
Beautiful Renovated Homes. Fabulous designs and wonderful craftsmanship are keys to our success.
Traditional Dry-Stack Stone Walls
Stone masonry originated with dry-stacked stonework where the walls are carefully layed up without mortar. Gravity serves as the glue that holds everything together. Free-standing dry-stack stone walls are usually made larger at the base and then taper in slowly as the height increases. For absolutely no expense but the labor, farmers built miles upon miles of stone fences this way in Ireland and in the northeastern states.
Traditional Mortared Stone Walls
Mortared stone walls evolved out of dry-stack stone work with the emergence of cement mortars. The first cements were made of burnt gypsum or lime mixed with water to make a paste with slight bonding capability. Stone walls still had to be built as carefully as they were without mortar. The cement paste just filled the gaps between the stones and cured to form a soft, rock-like substance.