Located in Kingstone Winslow, south-west Oxfordshire, this development comprises nine dwellings achieved through the conversion of redundant farm buildings.
The adaptive re-use of unwanted agricultural buildings is a highly sustainable approach to the shortfall in housing provision and our clients were keen to provide smaller homes at reasonable cost, retaining structures which still had a useful life.
At the same time, the introduction of modern construction techniques and technologies enables us to ensure longevity and sustainability in use.
This particular project involved a number of considerations and constraints, including proximity to nearby listed buildings and the avoidance of impact on other neighbours. In order to reassure council officers ecological surveys were undertaken and detailed landscape proposals accompanied the planning application.
Traditional materials conceal the fact that the buildings are highly insulated, and air source heat pumps (ASHP) provide low cost heating and hot water solutions.
Black Barns represents a new lease of life for redundant agricultural buildings – set in the peace and tranquillity of a small village community they are within walking distance of a larger village nearby and the high quality workmanship of our clients Ashbrook Homes was evidenced by early uptake and pre-sales.