Once a disused cow shed, this is now a stunning barn conversion, with bespoke timber windows, screens and doors.
The brief to Loxwood was to design and arrange the hardwood doors, windows and screens to give conformity, retain traditional character but allow for a consistency and ‘flow’ to the renovated building.
Loxwood was well-placed to assist with the client’s vision – in converting this series of interconnecting shed space into a bijoux living space at one end and a large, open-plan office area at the other.
Each window and door section of the interconnecting building is quite individual and unique with large window and door areas and smaller, fixed windows.
The challenge was to keep the pre-determined window and door sizes consistent with the traditional appearance and conform to Conservation Area regulations.
In addition, Loxwood had to comply and interpret the architectural drawings received, incorporating a tongue and groove panel effect to the screens. Loxwood had to create a design plan that was authentic and retaining the outbuilding aesthetics whilst ensuring a thermally efficient designed window and door system met modern building regulations.
Originally, traditional joinery methods would have been adopted to create the tongue and groove. However, this method would not meet current building regulations. Loxwood therefore adapted their joinery applications to using one larger, insulated panel and replicating the ‘groove’ effect this way. The result is a well-insulated, stunning, modern barn conversion with distinction and character.