Private Estate


Owl Barn had been unsympathetically converted into residential use by the previous owners in the 1980s. The initial works were to replace the joinery in a more traditional style, together with adding brick quoins and arched head detailing to all the openings. We replaced the guttering with cast iron; carried out revised detailing around the dormer windows; and replaced the entrance screen wall, joinery, and weatherboarding.

Owl Cottage required substantial conservation, repairs and reconstruction to the flint and brick walling. The roof structure also needed reconstructing to form a vaulted ceiling in the main living area. A new kitchen and bathroom were installed together with re‐wiring and a new plumbing and heating system. A new chimney was added to suit a woodburning stove and bespoke joinery completed the new look.

The Outbuildings had to be partly dismantled due to their poor construction. New foundations and underpinning were needed to stabilise the base prior to constructing a new oak framed garage block, which was designed with a library and playroom above and a utility and gardening room below. The external walls were extended in flintwork with brick detailing to match the original construction. The remaining sections of the open barn were retained and repaired in‐situ. Considerable landscaping was carried out, and a new driveway and entrance gates added. A borehole was installed to provide watering facilities for the immaculate gardens.

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