Saturday, June 20, 2009

The Next Phase - Renovation of the Dairy

Welcome to your new holiday home..........needs a bit of work to get that roof sorted out but you can see the potential for the restoration of the stonework arch. We've been working on the design for the two holiday properties we're going to create out of the former dairy and these have been through the planning process so now the detailed drawings are underway before a building warrant application is submitted. We've used the same architect Thomas Robinson Architects (see links) because we like their ethos and design approach. The renovation will continue the low energy principles, using high quality materials and a sympathetic but contemporary design.
The design for this south elevation makes the most of the existing stone arch as the main entrance to the house and also brings some more light into the property with full height glazing both on and adjacent to the door. The stonework will be cleaned up, the slate roof completely replaced using the existing slate alongwith the slate we retrieved from the original farmhouse and there'll be a small area of larch cladding to tie in with materials on the adjoining holiday house and the main 'new' house. This is the East elevation - the stone building on the left is the one whose elevation and entrance door are shown above. The large doors on both holiday houses will open onto patios and terrific views across the fields towards the Campsies. So this is where I envisage guests may be sitting munching their cornflakes in the morning sun planning their day ahead!


caireen said...

exciting!! cx

Calico Kate said...

What a gorgeous old building, and your plans are so exciting. Good luck with it all.
Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog.

Bella Bheag said...

Congratulations with the success of your beautiful home and good luck with the transformation of the additional homes! Wow! I mean Wow!

My Baboo said...

Hi Debs, saw your article in the Sunday Times - Front Page!!! Well done, and good going with your £300 hot water and heating bill - just shows what can be done with some careful planning (and a good architect!) See you soon, will hopefully have the tea beanie kits ready for sale in the next couple of weeks - would look good in your lovely red kitchen!
Lynne x