Sheppard's Barn  Award Winner

A magnificent traditional Suffolk barn conversion with a modern twist. The revival of the property sees the barn's original threshing aisle retained and the original York stone re-laid to give it a character which is a real mixture of traditional and contemporary styles.

The barn was structurally unstable and in a state of severe disrepair when the conversion began, requiring extensive oak repairs and underpinning to reinstate it. The original vaulted ceiling shows off the new and old oak works and an elaborate web of stainless steel rigging wires used to secure the wood burning flue.

  • Extensive oak repairs and underpinning carried out to stabilise the structure
  • Original vaulted ceiling showcases new and old oak works
  • Elaborate web of stainless steel rigging wires to secure wood burning flue
  • Second development with client and project team
Client testimonial

Project details

Sustainable technologies
  • Underfloor heating
  • Wood burning stove
Location East Suffolk rural village
Completed July 2010
Partners Terry Foster Architect, Gill Associates Quantity Surveyors