Timber And Barns
The degree of craftsmanship that goes into the construction of timber and barn buildings is thoroughly impressive. Using craft and joinery skills, such buildings can be seen to be the realisation of great design and building skills together. However, such buildings are notoriously hard to extend and convert, despite their ostensibly simple exterior.
Behind the scenes, complex plumbing, ventilation and electrical work are required to make sure that a timber property, or a barn building, is serviced with all of the necessary utilities. Fortunately, our design and build service takes into account all aspects of the extension and reconditioning of these buildings, and not just the construction aspects.
Although Timber buildings, and barns, are not necessarily easy to extend or convert, they often have the virtue of often standing in large spaces where the room to extend is easily available. Their (often) isolated position means that planning permission is also relatively easy to obtain.
However, a cautionary note is that some barn buildings (and older, timber-framed, properties) will still require planning permission and an application can be refused if it is believed to be out of character with the building. Fortunately, we have extensive experience of converting, and extending, these traditional forms of property.
Barn buildings are often areas where refurbishment is required. In rural areas, the old barn has sometimes fallen into disrepair and is no longer used for storage or animal housing. Many people who buy a house in a rural area sometimes find that a barn is attached, and are often at a loss to decide what to do with it. With our design and build service, we can convert your barn to fit any use – whether it is for extra living space, work space, a gym, or even for a swimming pool!