Private Estate

Sussex

Owl Barn had been previously converted into residential use by the previous owners in the 1980’s in a slightly unsympathetic way. The initial works were to replace the joinery with new items 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 completely.

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

The Outbuildings were part dismantled due to their poor construction, some new foundations and underpinning were required to stabilise the base prior to constructing a new oak framed garage block with library/play room above and utility/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 and entirely reroofed with salvaged roof tiles and matching second hand tiles. Considerable landscaping were carried out, new driveway and entrance gates. A borehole was installed to provide watering facilities for the immaculate gardens.


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