Earlier in the autumn of this year Thinking Buildings obtained a successful planning permission for this barn conversion on a country estate in Buckinghamshire.
The existing barn was constructed in the late 1990s as a replacement for a previous structure that had been damaged by fire. The barn had been used for storage and as a garden room for some years, but was not really providing sufficient utility for the area and prominence in the estate. The proximity to the Grade II Listed manor house meant that careful handling of the scheme was necessary.
The client approached Thinking Buildings to explore schemes for conversion to a 3-bed house. There were a number of cottages and barn conversions already on the site in addition to the listed manor house, and bringing this building into the same use as it’s neighbouring structures was supported by the local authority. The removal of a modern conservatory was also welcomed by the planning officer. These coupled with our communication of the scheme in 3D modelling made for a strong submission and a successful outcome for the client.
We look forward to helping our client forward this project in 2020.