The project involved the restoration and conservation of a Grade II listed barn and former cow shed into a dwelling and home office. The conversion required significant dialogue and involvement with the local planning authority, to create a scheme that both conservation and our clients were happy with.
The original features of the barn were retained, such as the original roof timbers and feeding troughs, to preserve the original character and appearance of the barn. No additional opening would be permitted by Conservation, and as there were only several opening on one elevation, innovative ways to provide natural daylight and ventilation were designed into the scheme.
The appearance of the former cow shed was vastly improved, as the unsympathetic past alterations were replaced with more traditional materials, to sit more comfortably with the adjacent listed barn.