CFD Architects - working in Cornwall and Devon


S-Manor Farm Barns - External 01 - Catchfrench Design Architects 

Two adjoining barns bought by the same family with planning consent for conversion to dwellings.  We re-designed and applied for a new planning consent to make spacious 4-bed family homes.

Project Highlights    
Main Contractor: 
AD Williams (more)
Contract Sum: 

Our Responsibilities: 
Architect/Contract Administrator

General Construction:
Existing stonework with steel frame internally,
and timber frame for new extensions

Energy Efficiency Rating: (more)
New House: TBC

The Shippen and The Stables, Manor Farm Barns, Trematon, Saltash, south-east Cornwall

These two barns were part of an overall site development for the conversion of four barns, and the construction of one new dwelling.  The overall masterplan for the farm and the initial planning consent for conversion of these barns with traditional pitched roof extensions to the rear was achieved by another practice.

Our clients came to us wishing to explore ways of expanding the approved extensions to increase the living area.  The concept we adopted was to design a large flat roofed extension across the full width of the existing structure and to deliberately contrast this new build element with different materials.  The extensions were concealed from the road elevation by a continuation of the barn stone wall.  The sedum flat roof and timber boarding soften the contemporary extension and the long rooflights in the flat and pitched roofs bring lots of natural light into the centre of the barns.

Completed in 2014.

You can see photos taken by the clients throughout the construction on their own website here.


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