Barn Conversion

Conversion of Barn and Cottage - Exeter

This project was a showcase of our versatility and adaptability, it really had everything!  We were tasked with converting a barn and cottage in to two seperate buildings, one of which was to be used as a holiday let year round, while the other would be used as a 'shoot bothy' in the winter, with space for the guns and the beaters to eat their lunch in the warm, and a holiday let in the winter.  The existing buildings were made of everything you might come across on a property; brick, cob, stone and lime.  The roof timbers were kept and, after raising the walls, steel rafters were constructed above the existing and then clad in timber to hide the modern roof, keeping the existing timber beams on display.  The walls were repaired in a mixture of cob, stone and brick.  The windows and doors were replaced in green oak and in places original features were kept such as the medieval window that had made it's way from the church at the bottom of the hill some time in the 19th century.  The cattle stalls were kept and reused as room dividers in the cottage.

It was a pleasure to see these unloved buildings gain a new life, we hope you enjoy looking through the gallery below.