Conversion to dwelling
This barn retains the rugged appearance of a farm building, using rusty corrugated metal on the roof, unstained larch cladding, and stained softwood windows.
Windows are designed to work with the interior spaces, and to create a random pattern on the facade. Stainless steel flue pipes serve wood burners and give the whole building a rugged, industrial character
The glazing to the old midstrey has a large fixed panel of glass at the top, to show off the timber frame behind. Wide double doors below allow the whole bay to be opened up to ventilate the barn in summer.
Extensive timber repairs make use of locally sourced oak. Young craftsmen were trained in the art of working with mortice and tenon joints, scarf joints and oak pegs