Old original farmhouse with attached livestock sheds. ‘Longhouse’ arrangement. Lapsed planning permission in place.
Commission for better quality design than the existing planning approved design and more sympathetic treatment of existing buildings. New planning permission and building regulations approval
Livestock sheds poor quality construction, many smooth rounded pobbles [river stones], decayed lime mortar and very few tie stones resulting in an unstable wall beyond reasonable repair. A new planning permission was negotiated to rebuild not convert these areas.
Open plan design with vaulted ceilings and salvaged trusses in the new construction, contrasting a traditional ‘snug’ atmosphere with lower ceilings and large reconstructed inglenook fireplace in the old original cottage.
Traditional Welsh Inglenook reinterpreted with traditional details such as spiral steps.
Project eventually built out by my client project managing himself & employing trades direct.