Conversion of Agricultural Buildings into domestic dwelling , Far End Farm, Northallerton

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The work required the conversion of a virtually derelict cow byre, a wheel house and granary store into one dwelling. The external walls required underpinning and in many areas rebuilding. An internal leaf complete with a cavity provided both insulation and stability to the external walls. These walls were then used to support a concrete beam and block floor which added to the strong structurally sound feel of the new dwelling. It also gave great flexibility for room layouts and allowed underfloor heating pipes to be laid in the screed on both the ground and first floors.

The roof was constructed traditionally using bespoke oak king post trusses and purloins manufactured in our joiners shop. This allowed the rafters to be underdrawn, and combined with a glazed truss on the gable end produced an impressive and airy feel to the rooms.

The oak windows, doors and beams were manufactured in our joiners shop and the barns were finished with many other bespoke joinery features such as oak fitted wardrobes, vanity units to bathrooms and oak staircases.