Our proposals to extend this barn conversion dwelling are purposefully contemporary in design, to strike a visually contrasting approach to extending our clients home. The proposals respond to the fantastic location, with long and wide views across open farmland influencing the introduction of large format glazing.
The creative design solution responds to the clients’ brief and provides a strong contrast to the existing building, preserving the character of the host dwelling, clearly distinguishing the new from the old, and creating its own identity. Timber cladding is selected as a natural and sustainable resource, and relates directly to local vernacular - timber clad barns within the rural landscape. The zinc metal will roof also resonate with the surrounding agricultural buildings - a strong connection to the agricultural aesthetic and similar in colour to the existing slate roof tiles. Grey facing bricks provide texture and artificial age and character, to provide a strong contemporary counterpoint to the historical old brick + stone barn and clean straight lines of the timber boarding.
location : halsall
status : planning approved - technical design
notes : green belt; extension; barn conversion