Supporting wooden structures everywhere

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Supporting wooden structures everywhere

[caption id="attachment_574" align="aligncenter" width="461" caption="Old style staddles under an ancient tithe barn"][/caption]

The modern vogue for timber buildings such as car ports, period garages and even old style hay ricks has led to an upsurge in demand for traditional staddle stones - the small stone feet that are used to support wooden structures protecting them from damp and providing a firmer footing.

Modern staddle stones have a simple rusticated cubic form (attractive knobbly surface)  although these and medieval-style mushroom shaped staddle stones are still available from Chilstone. We still make staddlestones by hand as we have always done even supplying major conservation organisations such as English Heritage.

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