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Barn Conversions

The secret of a good barn conversion is to have regard to well established principles of barn guidance such as those produced by Essex County Council ; try to keep two thirds of the internal space open, minimise the number of windows particularly on the public or principal elevation, no chimneys, no rooflights, utilise existing opening such as the barn door for glazing, avoid cutting the timber frame and set back insulation behind the frame and rafters to retain the depth. A handful of practioners, mostly timber frame specialists, are known for their attention to detail. 


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Companies supplying goods or services for Barn Conversions
Antique Buildings Ltd
Hunterswood Farm, Alfold Road, Dunsfold, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4NP
Tel 01483-200477
Email: info@antiquebuildings.com
Website: www.antiquebuildings.com
Antique Buildings Ltd was founded in 1975, specialising in ancient oak-framed buildings. They are architectural consultants on re-erecting and converting timber frames, holding stocks of complete frames of buildings, such as houses, barns, cartsheds, and granaries, painstakingly drawn, numbered and photographed, before being carefully dismantled for re-erection. They also can supply reclaimed oak beams, handmade peg tiles, handmade bricks, Yorkstone Flags, Bargate Stone, Sussex Stone, Oak Plank Doors, Yorkstone and Granite Setts, Terracotta Floor Tiles, Brick Pavers, and reclaimed floorboards.
R W Armstrong
Armstrong House Aldermaston Road Sherborne St. John Basingstoke Hampshire RG24 9JZ
Tel 01256 850177 Fax 01256 851089
Email: info@rwarmstrong.co.uk
Website: www.rwarmstrong.co.uk
R W Armstrong is a residential builder which has for decades provided high quality building services across most of South-East England. Its traditional ethos and expert craftsmanship has built a reputation for high class refurbishments and renovations of country homes, period town houses, listed properties and historic buildings. Core to the company’s success is the ability to combine the latest construction technologies and sustainable building methods with traditional craftsmanship, whilst remaining sympathetic to the historic fabric of the property. Offices are based in Hampshire, London and West Sussex.
Radley House Partnership
Radley House, 8 St Cross Road, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9HX
Tel 01962 842228 Fax 01962 842401
Email: architects@radleyhouse.co.uk
Website: www.radleyhouse.co.uk
Radley House Partnership is an established and award-winning practice with a broad portfolio of notable work covering all building types. As accredited practitioners in the field of conservation they are committed to conserving the historic environment, both the structures and their surroundings. They have considerable specialist expertise. Their creative input is frequently required either in solving difficult conservation and /or structural problems, or devising modern interventions with historic buildings in the most appropriate and sensitive way.