At the end of 2018, Peninsula Custom Construction undertook a first-floor barn conversion which would include some renovations on the ground floor as well as reroofing the barn using the original slates.
Firstly, the roof was carefully stripped off and the timbers exposed to be treated with preservative to prevent future rotting. The roof was then felted and battened in preparation for the reinstating the original slates and ridge titles. Once this was completed and the building was waterproof a large bedroom with on suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe was framed on the first floor. The ceiling and external walls were insulated with 100mm Celotex, counter battened with vapor membrane and plaster boarder with the internal walls insulated with 100mm Isover and boarded.
Secondly, the client wanted a small viewing platform created within the room to maximize natural light and make the most of the landscape surrounding the property so a double-doored porch sized sub room was created. Between the internal and external doors was clad and a glass half-height screen was installed on the outer side of the external doors for safety.
Lastly, a new staircase was designed and installed by our talented carpenter and the kitchen and dining room were partitioned off from the rest of the cottage before the project was fully plastered with high apex curved ceilings in the new upstairs bedroom. Second fix carpentry was then carried out before all works were fully decorated by our team.
Completing this beautiful barn conversion was a proud achievement for Peninsula and being able to work closely with our client made the process run smoothly.