Steel Frame Barn Conversion
This unassuming steel-framed barn, situated behind an existing home, was being used as a manufacturing workshop. We converted it into a light and very spacious four-bedroom home with open plan kitchen/dining, along with solar panels and an air source heat pump (ASHP), boosting its green credentials.
This conversion was somewhat tricky, working around and adapting the existing steel frame to suit the proposed internal layout. We needed to remove some elements of the structure (under the advisement of a structural engineer) to incorporate a residential design, and we’ve succeeded in turning the barn into an open but ‘homely’ residence.
This steel frame barn conversion now contains four generous bedrooms (three of which are en-suite), a cosy living room and a bright kitchen/dining space, with gable glazing and large bi-fold doors overlooking the countryside to the rear. The ASHP provides hot water and heat (through underfloor heating), with some of the dwelling’s electricity (including the supply to the ASHP) supplied by solar panels.