A barn conversion is one of the most coveted types of home in Britain, yet they can be notoriously hard to get right. The owner of this brilliant property took a group of derelict farm buildings and has turned them into a cohesive dwelling fit for modern living. The result is a home which brings barns and stables together, embracing the original agricultural features while introducing contemporary elements to complete this conversion with a difference.
Despite being listed, permission was granted for large amounts of contemporary glazing to be added to bring natural light into the barn. Large glazed screens were utilized in each gable end, with fully glazed casement windows and doors in each of the bedrooms and ancillary accommodation. All external joinery was provided in Sapele hardwood, paint finished in F&B Downpipe. Traditionally boarded oak entrance doors give main access to the home with the same design replicated on all internal doors throughout the property. The showpiece inside the barn is the solid oak staircase which gives access to a glazed mezzanine office. The design of the staircase brilliantly encapsulates how combining modern materials with the traditional material of timber can create a feature with a real wow factor! Osmo’s Polyx oil was used on all internal Oak joinery.
We’ve come away from this project extremely proud with the results our joinery have achieved. Special thanks and mention must go to our client and his children for giving us the opportunity to help make their vision of a beautiful country home come to reality.