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Fir Trees Barn is a traditional random sandstone barn that has been
sensitively converted into a modern home (In our humble opinion, anyway).
Vision & Ethos
|Fir Trees Barn was ......
||Our vision was to balance the needs for a warm, environmentally friendly
house with all the comforts of modern living with out sacrificing the
heart and soul of the original building. Indeed we actually reinstated
some of the original features!
We tried to source local and natural
products wherever practical or economies allowed.
We didn't try to
blend the old and new, instead we went for an approach of making the
new, very modern and leaving the old 'old'. We think this contradiction
has worked really well, however let us know what you think on our
feedback. We wanted the original building to
be very obvious whenever you was inside, not just a barn on the outside,
but also on the inside. To achieve this we designed every room so that
it had one exposed stone wall and some exposed beams. We didn't put any
beams in for decoration, all the beans serve a real purpose. Equally we
tried to hide all the services, and little touches help too, you won't
notice any skirting boards.
We designed the kitchen and bathroom fittings, so that they look like
separate items of furniture as opposed to being truly built in. This
helped create the illusion, that we had just literally carried them
inside, although in reality they are fully connected with the hidden
services, such as electricity and water as required.
Photo Album (TBA)
Here are some
general pictures of the Barn. See the various sections for more specific
||We have created 3 groupings of additional information including more
Home | Demolition | Fabric | Building Services | Project Management
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