exterior building design

Planning permission for this barn was sought prior to the availability of permitted developments for barns under class Q, however the same formula was adopted for the works.

The building is not listed but was classed by the local authority as a non-designated heritage asset; therefore, the conservation of the existing buildings did need to be carefully considered. As a result the barn comprises three structures:

  • A timber frame barn which has been repaired and retained as a single space – an unusual feature for a barn conversion.
  • A brick dairy which has required extensive repair and now houses three bedrooms with a bathroom and en-suite.
  • A contemporary barn structure linking the two structures, and replacing a prefabricated metal frame section of the barn. This is the centre of the house, with a two-storey vaulted section, kitchen, and living space, with master suite above.

The completed design displays the three stages of the barn, with the timber frame structure, a Victorian dairy and now the contemporary styling of a barn linking them together. The result is a collection of large, open plan spaces, with plenty of glass and views out across the countryside.

Photos supplied by Fine & Country, Estate Agents.