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Perownes Farm

A 16th Century farmhouse in rural Norfolk has been brought back to life, following the devastating effects of a fire.

The idyllic thatched roof property, home to the Rogerson family for eight years, was devastated by a fire in 2012. Adamant that they would not leave this picturesque setting, which housed two acres of garden, they decided to re-build their home and, following a visit to Buildbase, were recommended JELD-WEN to supply their joinery products.

The farmhouse took three weeks to take down, following which it was rebuilt using oak and original materials, including beams and bricks from the chimney that complemented six bedrooms, and bathrooms and five reception rooms.

“JELD-WEN was fantastic throughout this entire project. Not only did they provide a very good service, but the quality of its products was exceptional.”

Rogerson family | Homeowner

The project was managed by D Moore Builders who enlisted JELD-WEN’s expertise to source window sizes for all 33 oak Stormsure windows that were used throughout the property.

The family also opted for Canberra folding sliding patio doorsets, which gives a contemporary option that also eliminates the worry of doors bumping against walls or furniture. The bespoke Chamfered oak staircase from JELD-WEN’s prestige range was a great addition, as it immediately creates an impressive grand entrance.

Simon Barron Sales Representative at JELD-WEN, said: “Despite the unfortunate circumstances in which the family came to use JELD-WEN products, this was a fantastic project to be a part of. We knew how much this rebuild meant to the family so we made sure they had all the necessary information to choose the products that best suited them. We also supported the builders to ensure that they had both the knowledge and information required to handle and fit JELD-WEN products, particularly as oak is extremely heavy to work with.” 

The Rogerson family, said: “JELD-WEN was fantastic throughout this entire project. Not only did they provide a very good service, but the quality of its products was exceptional. This was a very emotional project for all of the family, but JELD-WEN’s support helped everything run so smoothly. Two years after the fire, it’s great to feel so settled again in such a beautiful home.”

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Fact sheet

Project: 16th century farmhouse rebuild after fire
Location: Blofield, Norfolk
Contractor: Darrin Moore Builders
  • Canberra Folding Sliding Patio Doorsets
  • Oak Stormsure Windows
  • Oakfold Patio Doorsets
  • Prestige Chamfered Staircase