Barn Extension and Refurbishment

Internal alterations and extension to enhance
communal areas and improve family time

Location: Harwell

Barn Extension and Refurbishment

Internal alterations and extension to enhance communal areas and improve family time

Location: Harwell

Our clients had a growing family and wanted to create a space that would turn their house into a family home for years to come.

The outdoor area works as a safe space for their young daughter to play and explore. The extension is unobtrusive; tastefully reusing the barn’s aged cladding. This makes the build sensitive to the surrounding neighbours and the context of the locality, set within a conservation area and in close proximity to listed buildings.

The extensive glazing on the rear elevation floods their new spaces with light. The functionality of the snug (doubling as a play room) and kitchen/ diner was achieved by rationalizing the internal layout. The side extension makes room for a utility room, tucked to the side and not compromising the visual and physical links to the back garden.

Sara and Steve’s Testimony

“Having never used an architect before or even done any kind of home renovations, we were keen to find someone who could help us look at the house in different ways and advise on what was possible and what wasn’t. We chose lapd originally because they had experience with houses that were listed and of character.

We have always loved our home, and really needed to trust someone that could come up with ideas that would add to its character whilst providing us with a more family-friendly living space.

On our initial meetings, we instantly felt that lapd understood what we were trying to achieve, and even though some of our ideas weren’t quite right, it was important to go through that process, and understand what was best for the property.

Their help and guidance with planning was invaluable, and again with help on contractor selection and the tender side of the process. With their help, everything was made so much simpler and clearer throughout. The day that the builders arrived was so much less daunting; there was a very thorough plan from lapd’s drawings and all we had to do was help to make a few minor decisions along the way. Every stage of the build was just so exciting.

The Barn is now the most amazing family home for us, and we didn’t realise that we could love our home any more than we already did.”

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Recent awards

We are proud to have achieved the following awards for recent projects:

2018 Build It – shortlisted for 4 awards including best self-build and best renovation
2017 Build It – shortlisted Best Self Build and Best Renovation
2014 Build It - Highly commended
2013 Corporate Green Award
2012 Build It – Best Self Build Architect
2011 RICS grand award - shortlisted sustainability
2011 RICS south east award winner – sustainability
2011 RICS south east shortlisted – conservation
2010 LABC national building excellence awards winner - technical innovation
2010 LABC central building excellence awards - best overall project | best small housing development | best sustainable project | best technical innovation
2009 RIBA download prize Highly commended – sustainability

 

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