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.
This unique building houses on ancient spring which in former times produced water for the village. It continues to feed various properties and farms.
The roof had collapsed, and we volunteered to arrange repairs in consultation with the construction officer as this is an ancient monument. The old roof was rebuilt in oak and the roof tiled in Cotswold Stone. Minor brickwork repairs were carried out in Lime Mortop.
Brackstones have been working in and around the Cotswold village of Biddestone for almost 30 years – almost exclusively as a result of word of mouth recommendations.
This particular project involved a careful and sympathetic approach to save the remainder of the building and then to enhance it and create useable accommodation at first floor level with garaging and a games room at ground floor level. The building is constructed of concrete block rendered in stone dust with Ashlar quoins. This style of construction was acceptable to the Planners as it was adjacent to a listed building and, at the same time, enabled us to keep this element of the project within a tight budget for the owners. We take a huge amount of pride in our work and this was a particularly satisfying scheme for the team on site as, by completion, they had created something pretty special.
Our services were employed to construct a freestanding garden room annexe alongside a pretty bubbling stream in the village of Bratton, near Westbury based in Wiltshire. Working alongside the stream provided particular challenges as we had to put special environmental protection in place – but the end result was extremely pleasing as it replaced a rather dilapidated brick-built store and provided ancillary accommodation for the owners.
Although well known for working on period properties we are equally comfortable working on modern properties. This building project based in Steeple Ashton Wiltshire, entailed the removal of a bay window and large walls internally to create open and spacious rooms. The propping and logistics of manoeuvring large RSJ steels and hoisting into position was extremely challenging. We also constructed a contemporary garden room and laid large Indian sandstone patios to the rear.
A customer for whom we had worked for many years ago, asked us to look at a barn which was on the verge of collapse.
The right-hand gable had collapsed and many of the roof timbers and ‘A’ frames have rotted away.
We rebuilt the gable, propped up the whole structure and repairs and replaced timberwork as necessary. Our colleagues from RMH Roofing stripped and re-laid the roof, leaving the client with a building that is usable and can be converted later date if required.
Not a barn conversion per se but prepared in readiness for.
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