Barn conversion with new-build
The photograph shows the converted barn on the left & the new building<br/> to the right.

When the client purchased this redundant farm building, the vendors had already obtained planning permission for a change to residential use.  A fresh design was prepared for the new owners, which included a new detached garage & utility room with storage space over.

The planning situation was regularised & approval under the Building Regulations obtained.

The building operations were implemented in several stages, partly with the involvement of this practice partly under direction from the client.

As with all conversions of historic buildings, every effort is made to incorporate existing elements into the finished work – however unpromising.  The photo of the floor beam below illustrates this.   Inevitably, conventional rooms are required and these can compromise the quality of openness, which is often so appealing: care is required in achieving a satisfactory balance.


As is so often the case when clients are building their own homes, the input of the practice was kept as flexible as possible to ensure the building owners retained the maximum control over their project.

 

Credits:~ General contractor: Leamick Building Systems

The view from the road before the garage block was built.
Scaffold clad barn
Kitchen
Inevitably conventional rooms are required and these can compromise the quality of openness, which is often so appealing: care is required in achieving a satisfactory balance.