A barn with a view
The original barn, north of Preston, had been converted previously, however over the years it had become tired and in need of an overhaul.
Stanton Andrews were asked to review the existing property and add a family room extension to provide a home suited to contemporary living. Stanton Andrews liaised with local authority’s planning department throughout the planning process, contributing to the successful planning outcome.
The treatment of the extension was intentionally modern, allowing the original barn and the extension to be clearly understood as different. The extension was clad in cedar boarding referencing the Yorkshire boarding on local agricultural buildings. The roof was finished in a ‘green roof’ of sedum matting. The large wrap-around windows not only provide views across the open countryside they also fully open up allowing the new family room to flow into the garden. Internally the walls to the extension are clad in handmade brickwork, providing a visual link to the brickwork of the original barn. An 8m long slot window to rear of the roof fills the interior with natural light, delicately spilling flowing across the brickwork. The project incorporates extremely high environmental considerations which is typical of a Stanton Andrews project.
The walls, floor and roof are ‘super insulated’, a ground source pipework installed in the neighbouring field provides hot water and the underfloor heating, and the electrical services are controlled by an integrated management system.
If you have a project, whether it is an extension, conversion or a new building and want a good local architect then why not give Stanton Andrews Architects a call.