Barn Conversion

Case study for Barn Conversion

Hall Farm Barns – a substantial complex of former farm buildings previously attached to Ketteringham Hall which was acquired after a fire damage rebuild, by the Boileau family in 1836.

Having fallen into disuse and disrepair, the farm buildings were acquired by my clients in 1998 and over a period, were faithfully renovated and sympathetically converted into three substantial dwellings, with the minimum of new build restricted to 2 garage blocks constructed from salvaged materials.

Particular attention was given to the retention of existing openings and the avoidance of new and designing the internal domestic planning around them.

Maximum advantage was made of open planning and the large spaces that could be created internally, with living spaces inter-connecting with the minimum of corridors and circulation areas.

Here, underfloor heating is used to its maximum potential, supplemented by radiators to first floors together with high levels of roof insulation and insulated internal dry lining.

Significant characteristics and features such as the distinctive crow-stepped gables on the two main barns and their central full height volumes were restored and retained within the design as were the single storey connecting wings (formerly cattle sheds) and courtyards providing private external spaces.