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The Darling Buds of May

Do you remember the Darling buds of May TV series with David Jason and Catherine Zeta Jones? Well, we were offered the opportunity to work on the very same farm to put an oast cowl on an existing Kiln. We of course jumped at the chance to work on such an iconic property – with it’s non standard fitting it took all of our expertise and past experience to overcome every complexity.

Our first step was to build the scaffold around the kiln and take all the measurements.

The Darling Buds of May - Stage1

 

Then back to the workshop to construct the base and complete the pattern which was then taken back to site to make sure it fitted – this allowed us to start construction immediately.

Dude and Arnette - workshop

 

Given the tight turn around time for this build, the team worked through the weekend to finalise the cowl construction and with all of  the preparation done and the construction ready it’s was time to fit the cowl – “on the roof goes!”

Oast Cowl Restoration in Progress

With the cowl fitted and everything looking secure & ready it was the ‘perfick’ time to take a picture of the team enjoying the view!

Oast Cowl Complete Restoration

Another successful job by Dude & Arnette brought in on time and within budget.

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