Twites Barn is a grade 2 listed, 5 aisled barn with complete original timber frame dating to the early 17th century. The barn had been converted in 1998/99, but was without utility, garage or car port- and effectively stood on its own in an open field.
We engaged Sean Adams to help with the design, and also to help with obtaining the required planning and listed building consents for the construction of the utility/garage/car port. Our wish was that the new construction be sympathetic to the barn, and that it would meet all requirements stipulated by the planners. With Sean’s input we saw the opportunity to have a first floor room over the utility and garage at minimal extra cost and also to create a “courtyard” at the front of the barn. Obtaining planning consent was not straightforward, and required several iterations of the design, all of which were expertly and promptly handled by Sean.
“The final design exceeded the expectations we had at the beginning of the project”
Translation of the project to construction proceeded smoothly and fully in line with Sean’s design and specifications. Throughout Sean was forthcoming with suggestions regarding how we could optimise the design both aesthetically and for practicality. Three years following its construction we continue to be delighted with our utility/garage/car port which never ceases to receive positive comments from visitors and particularly neighbours who remember how the barn was previously.
Sean is experienced, creative, clearly technically very sound, understands his clients wishes but able to add to these his own ideas, is proactive in resolving issues, and always delivers on his commitments. We were delighted with his work and happy to give him our strongest recommendation.
- Clients The Walkers