Barn Conversion in Newbury
Once a worn down farm in Newbury, this now brilliantly converted barn stands as a beautiful getaway spot to enjoy the calm of the rural life.
Our client dreamed of transforming the property into a Berkshire holiday let property, and with our help, this farm now stands in fabulous condition.
The History & Problem
Barns such as the one found on this farm were originally designed for breeding pigs during the Second World War. They were termed – ‘isolation barns’.
This meant that the barn was designed to accommodate pigs, and thus rendered it unsuitable as a living space for us. As a result, the barn did not have any damn proofing or further structural considerations in place in order to make it livable.
In addition, due to natural wear and tear, the facilities were in extremely poor condition with cracks found on brick walls, as well as further overall damage to the structure.
The restoration of this barn involved quite an extensive structural repair process. Firstly, we injected the damp proof, of course, and then fit a waterproof membrane to the interior of the walls. We then undertook crack stitching works and conducted timber preservation as a means to preserve the existing timber roof, given that our client wanted to restore this rather than replace it.