This derelict barn in the back garden of our clients property was in dire need of some TLC. We were appointed to oversee this transformation, working closely with our clients and their construction team.
The design process was considered, taking into account original features and utilising the original charm of the building, not only as this was the intention of our clients, but the planners insisted on this due to the project being deemed conservation/conversion, so not too much could change.
In close communication between Architects, Engineers and the local Councils in this AONB, planning permission was attained.
The build process itself had its challenges, including with water ingress and subsequent damage over the many years the property has been unused.
The finished building is a contemporary revision of the barn, with pale red cedar cladding and a zinc roof, plus detailing that pays homage to its previous appearance. The steel wind-bracing makes an attractive contrast to the pale facade, plus the nailheads have been left exposed just as they were on the original structure, which is also a nod to its agricultural history.
Please read Self Build.co.uk's report on this fantastic development: