Conversion of existing barn outbuildings into useful garages, changing room, large lounge and shower room.
We tendered this project for a local architect, Marcus Ham of Hampton Architecture. The client had 2 barns that were derelict and about to fall down. These were converted into a triple garage with side storage shed, changing rooms for the outside swimming pool complex, with shower facilities and a boiler room for heating to the barn and the swimming pool. The first floor was converted into a large lounge, with feature Velux windows and separate shower room.
The smaller barn, which was to be used for garaging, was a very low height building, so we took the roof off, raised the brickwork up and put a new roof on to gain head height to get vehicles in.
Some feature arch windows were installed and metal windows were sourced, shot blasted and refurbished to give an original appearance. The building was made structurally sound, totally re-pointed with new doors added.
The larger of the barns had the roof taken off and a metal ring beam inserted to hold the structure together. Defective brickwork was removed and rebuilt, then new trusses and floors were installed. The roof was tiled with reclaimed tiles and conservation Veluxes were installed to keep the building in-keeping with the period. An extension was added at the rear. The upstairs room was insulated to bring it up to modern specifications and new fire escape was installed.
The owners are delighted with the finished barns which are both practical and aesthetically pleasing.
THINGS WE DID
- Barn Conversion
- Roof re-tiled using re-claimed tiles
- Feature windows