This week has brought some exciting and long-awaited news. After 4 years we have been able to secure planning permission for the conversion of a pair of steel frame and asbestos-clad barns into two large, very impressive, 4 bedroom homes in Leicestershire.
The original application was rejected, but with the patience, goodwill and trust of the client and the expert support of our planning consultant, the scheme was once again put in front of the planning committee this week and received unanimous approval. We now just await the formal planning approval.
The conversion is purposely designed to match the envelope of the existing barns. We’ve also uses typical agricultural materials of timber cladding and metal roof. Very careful thought was given to the windows and doors. It was essential the properties didn’t look like houses, especially from a distance. We’ve used a combination of full height glazing and vertical timber louvres to shield openings, ensuring that the building still has a very strong barn-like feel.
As you can imagine, the client is delighted, as are we! Fantastic news!