This project presented us with a great opportunity to completely redevelop a barn and farm cottage in Lancashire. Our client originally purchased their house in 2011 and immediately saw the potential to create a large and spacious family home. As regular hosts, they needed space for guests and open plan living areas for entertaining. Their home is located on the edge of a Conservation Area and small village with expansive views of the Lancashire countryside.
Working closely together we undertook an extensive feasibility study to fully explore options for the demolition, extension and remodelling of the existing buildings to fully maximise the potential of the site. Planning Consent was successfully achieved in 2014 after detailed negotiations with the Local Authorities Conservation Officer.
Work started on the demolition and redevelopment of the existing cow shed which had been poorly converted in the 1980’s. This took a year to complete after tendering and appointing a local building contractor.
After a short break of approximately nine months phase 2 started comprising the complete refurbishment of the existing stone cottage.
Our client is delighted with their new home which skilfully merges new home technology with traditional materials.
TIMESCALE: Phase One: 50 weeks Phase Two: 20 weeks