Residential refurbishment of a historic farm building
Following successfully obtaining Listed Building planning approval in December 2016, RSA completed building regulation and construction drawings for the residential refurbishment of a historic farm building on the outskirts of Ashburton.
The scheme includes opening up the main living space, the provision of a new kitchen, creating new window openings, balcony, new roof lights, and major internal environment improvements.
The client aspired for more open plan living and we designed a lofty flexible living space with expose timber trusses and vaulted ceiling.
Positive and collaborative dialogue was undertaken with the Dartmoor National parks conservation officer to obtain permission to carefully restore (or modify) some key areas of the building fabric.
The works include extensive environment improvement with new underfloor heating, additional insulation and replacement windows.
A grand sweeping entrance stair has been incorporated within the ground floor hallway and the gable end of the first floor living area allows for extensive views into the garden through a glazed juliet balcony.
The scheme has been in our offices for over 2 years and we have worked positively and collaboratively with our client to support their evolving brief and domestic needs.
The project started in site in August 2017 and we are retained as on-site support.