Barn Conversion Ideas
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Whether you are looking to create something traditional or bring a dated barn up to date with a contemporary design, our barn conversion ideas will give you serious food for thought and demonstrate the scope of what can be achieved.
A barn conversion is one of the most coveted types of homes in the UK, yet it can also be extremely difficult to get right. But with the right architect to help you design and build your dream home, the results can be spectacular.
Creating a new home from a dilapidated old barn building into a family home takes a great deal of skill, imagination and planning.
Architects like Craig Beech worked to transform these grade II-listed timer frame barns in Suffolk into a five-bedroom home with his wife, Ruth.
Church Farm Barn- Thorndon
Beech Architects conversion of these grade II listed derelict barns in a Suffolk village into a 5 bedroom home involved planning and listed building consent, archaeological surveys and protected species surveys.
This complicated scheme involved the total renovation of a timber frame barn dating from 1700 and a clay lump barn from the 1800’s. Traditional materials such as lime render, mortar and paint along with oak framing and clay lump repair were combined with super-efficient insulation, an air source heat pump and underfloor heating to provide a contemporary yet sympathetic conversion.
Existing walls both internally and externally were maintained in place and the main barn was converted into one large open space with a double sided fireplace dividing kitchen and living rooms whilst the existing spaces of the clay lump barn were utilised for bedrooms.
The main barn openings were replaced with glazing and sliding folding screens to fully open up these entrances as was the case when used for agriculture. The open plan layout maintains the feel and space of the agricultural building.
This project has been entered into the Suffolk Society of Architects Awards for the Craftsmanship Award.