The cowls on Bell 1 were recently entirely refurbished and repaired. The next phase involves removed the cowls on Bell 2, so they can be also be repaired by specialist contractors.

The Hop Farm features the world's largest collection of Victorian oast houses, and the biggest oast house in the world! These are cherished, listed buildings which require much maintenance and upkeep to secure their iconic look for generations to come.

The landmark cowls that sit on top of the oasts are in the process of being refurbished (see images) - works being done by specialists, Dude & Arnette

The extensive maintenance programme is a constant cycle with often very complex works which can only be done by specialists.