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Site Potential
In the last blog post I discussed surveys. In this post I have turned my attention to exploring the potential of a site. Before…
The Importance of Surveys
Before starting on any renovation project you will need to gather as much site information as you are able to. Increasingly, planning authorities also…
Retrofitting an Early Barn Conversion
Pye Barn in Oxfordshire was originally converted into a dwelling in 1935. The design undertaken by architect John Pym, was the subject of a…
Retiring to the Milking Shed
What are the options available for defunct barns and outbuildings? A typical farm will consist of a farmhouse, either ancient or a newer replacement,…
What kind of Barn is it?
Aisled and non-aisled timber framed barns, masonry and ‘Dutch’ barns. Across the rural landscape, barns can be seen in many shapes and sizes. Despite…
The Social Status of Domestic Kitchens
The hearth has always been regarded as the heart of the home, to paraphrase Frank Lloyd Wright. The hearth was where people gathered on…