Agricultural to Residential transformation
Impressive conversion of a disused timber portal frame agricultural building using permitted development rights under Class Q and Class R. The building sits within a large farm complex which has now been separated into individual units. The building has a ground floor area of 610m2 and has been developed into 3 dwellings, 7 offices and a domestic workshop over two storeys. The houses, two 4 bedroom and a one 3 bedroom, have contemporary open plan living areas with outlook east to a views of a rural, wooded valley. The first floor bedrooms also have large individual terraces offering the same views. The portal structure consisting of 5 bays have dictated the segregation of properties and the upgrade of the build fabric has been undertaken with 300mm space frame walls and engineered joists across the roof with full fill sheep’s wool insulation throughout.
As a self-build it has a very low construction cost when comparted to the high end specification. The central 3 bedroom property has a central glass atrium that provides both heat and light into the centre of the building. The entire building including the houses, ground floor offices and workshop have polished concrete floors . A simple and cheap solution given the carefully programmed build process. The project totaling internal gross floor area 1137m2 of was completed by an average of 3 full time personnel over 24 months.