Projects - Stoddart Cottage
A small but complex heritage project, restoring the cottage back to its original form and upgrading as required.
After suffering earthquake damage, earthworks were needed to stabilise Stoddart Cottage and archaeologists were brought on site to monitor repairs.
After an inspection of the building in 2016, it was found that the two roomed rear section of the building was the earliest construction as the northern internal wall was filled with insulating dirt indicating it began as an external wall.
When the rotting floorboards were removed, it was also discovered that there was no piling and the cottage stood on compacted earth suggesting it would have originally had a dirt floor.
Works undertaken were the repairing of two chimneys and fireplaces as well as drainage earthworks.