Dovecote and conversion

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Hale House, Hampshire

The courtyard formed by barns, which housed the tractors and maintenance equipment for the grounds required renovation. Whilst applying for a grant to maintain these ancient buildings, we were asked to design a dovecote to house the resident pigeon and dove population. This was to prevent them soiling the tractors and to enhance the facades of the barns, which faced the classical gardens. A number of timber and brick proposals for renovation were made. All of which included traditional dove dwelling boxes made of treated timber.