One of a number of projects we have been working on for a private estate near Stow-on-the-Wold, this conversion of an existing Cotswold barn completed shortly before Christmas.
The barn and attached shed previously formed four small store rooms, but have now been converted to an office for the estates team, including an office for 3-4 people, meeting room, kitchen and WC. A perfect base to help keep the estate running smoothly, in a beautiful setting.
The building got a full refurbishment, with the Cotswold stone slate roof being dismantled by hand and relaid. Most of the existing slates were reusable so the external impression is very light touch. A new window was approved as part of the conversion planning permission, in keeping with the surround buildings, and once that new lintel weathers a bit more it will look as if it was always there.
Internally the building was fully insulated, and new services and fitting provided throughout. The existing trusses were retained and these give a lovely richness to the interiors in the two main rooms. The client is very happy, as are we, not least because as we get to use this for our ongoing site meetings for the other projects on site (it’s a bit warmer than the site office!).