The reinstatement of a Grade II listed timber-framed and thatched house following a serious fire. Barker Associates provided early stage advice on building safety and disaster recovery followed by building conservation advice to specify the reinstatement works. Barker Associates provided full project management throughout, liaising with the property owner, insurance company, loss adjuster and contractor to ensure a successful project. Particular care was required in working close to neighbouring buildings and an added complication was that the property was in the process of being sold at the time of the fire. A careful balance also had to be struck between respecting the historic building whilst implementing current building regulations and standards.