Special measures taken to preserve original stonework
Planning permission needed to be gained for a private dwelling; opting to use an internal green oak frame which preserves the appearance of barn conversions externally, helped to reassure the planners.
Every care possible was taken to preserve the delicate stonework in place. A large steel frame work was needed to support the stone exterior, which Carpenter Oak Ltd designed the timber frame around. If the stone work collapsed, their planning permission went with it!
Although this did present some fresh challenges when raising the frame, our skilled and experienced carpentry team are experts at adapting to new situations such as this.
Thoughtful design accentuates space and light
This 5 and 2 bay barn conversion makes the most of its frame and location through reverse level living. First floor living accommodation sits within the barn room and comprises of open plan living, kitchen and dining areas. A screened private area houses a study and bathroom whilst supporting a mezzanine floor. The living room contains large glazing offering views to the River Dart below.
The lower level consists of two double bedrooms, bathroom, dressing room, toilet, an open hallway and a large double garage.