Planning & Design Practice recently secured planning permission for a barn conversion within the Amber Valley Borough. The barn was starting to become weaker, with one wall on the rear elevation beginning to crumble and a steel bracing holding the two main walls firmly in an upright position.
We were approached by the client to prepare designs for the conversion of the building to create an aspirational dwelling in this highly sought-after location.
After a number of sketch scheme ideas, we decided on a design to maximise the space and comfortability of the building. The barn will be converted into a 2-bedroom dwelling including one with an ensuite. We also decided that the dilapidated timber extension could be demolished and re-built on the same footprint to add a contemporary touch to the barn, whilst retaining an agricultural feel.
The application achieved planning consent with minimal complications. Approval was granted in November 2018.