Monday 23 January 2012

extending and remodelling

This is a project I cannot wait to see completed. A small barn that we have extended with two extra 'rooms' - both vaulted and with typical Border Oak detail such as a glazed entrance and inglenook fireplace. The existing building has also been remodelling with new dormer windows, added framing and a new roof.

I love this old wall - which will give texture and visual interest and works especially well against the new frame. Looks like it might take a bit of work to knock through...............

A 'cruck' frame of sorts (the arched timbers) with a fireplace at the end and french doors onto the garden

The new roof makes huge difference to the overall look - adding visual coherence and ensuring that the old building isn't the 'poor relation' (which can be a problem when adding to an old structure with oak framing)

I like the dipped ridge line of the central section which breaks up the linear layout and ensures the original building is dominant.

But this is my favourite part - basically a large glazed porch with french doors and glazed gable. Mmmm!

Another lovely project that I will try to update you with as the weeks pass by.


  1. Hi Merry! Just catching up on your fabulous blog whilst I have a nano second for a cup of tea! What a divine building, the porch alone I could happily live in!!!! Inspired design as always! Warmest of wishes from a snowy Lincolnshire - Glenda x

    1. Hi Glenda
      Thank you for your lovely comment, I'm so pleased that you pop by - it makes a huge difference to know someone is actually reading the blog! I LOVE your blog by the way, so beautiful and inspirational.
      Best wishes from a damp Herefordshire (no snow, but lots of drizzle) x

  2. Hey Merry, i know this is just a Border Oak extension but i really like the overall size and dimensions of the building. Dorma/cottage style and barn in one. Do you have a design that would fit this???
    PS iwill eventually pin my wife to a date to come out and see you and at the very least get to the show at NEC