A class Q conversion of a steel framed agricultural cattle shed near Clyffe Pypard to a Grand Design type house for a prominent local family. This project was very different to the norm and was a learning curve with many exciting challenges. It is highly insulated with many renewables including ground source heating.
We were commissioned by a prominent local businessman and his wife to carry out this project.
It was initially planned as part demolition and part rebuild but due to the extremely poor condition it resulted in a completely new building but with a barn theme reusing as much of the salvaged materials. The finish being natural Cotswold stone, handmade windows and cedar boarding, combined with oak. Internally many old timbers and beams are incorporated giving a traditional feel.
I one of the photos the client’s wife is assisted by our bricklayer laying one of the first blocks of her new home of which we are all very proud.
We were presented with the challenge of converting this rather tumble down but listed barn into an annexe. We started pretty much with four bare walls, but we raised the wall plate levels and rebuilt the gables in matching stone. We then created an attic truss cut roof, with imitation stone tiles, to give ancillary accommodation over garaging for three cars and a log store. The net result was a completely charming annexe to the main house in this pretty village.
Following a severe fire, we were asked to reconstruct this old milking parlour and garage adjacent to the original farmhouse and to ensure that the building remained complimentary to and in keeping with its setting. We were highly commended by both the clients and the Loss Adjuster for the quality of the work.
Brackstone Builders have been working in and around the Cotswold village of Biddestone for almost 30 years - almost exclusively as the direct result of personal recommendations.
This particular project involved a careful and sympathetic approach to save the remainder of the building and then to enhance it and create usable accommodation at first floor level with garaging and a games room on the ground floor.
We take a huge amount of pride in our work and this project proved to be particularly satisfying for the team on site as by completion, they had saved an old building and created something truly special.
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