Grade II* Listed Medieval Barn Conversion, Bude, Cornwall, UKRustic Living Room, Cornwall

Winner of a Cornish Buildings Group Award 2015

Barn Conversion in Cornwall – Case study of the conversion of a Grade II* Medieval Tithe Barn to a family home.

The Bazeley Partnership is often asked to provide professional architectural advice and assistance to home owners seeking to carry out a challenging conservation building project in Cornwall and Devon. This case study looks at the conversion of a Grade II* (2 star) Medieval Tithe Barn in Cornwall to a family home.

Our clients explain the project requirements here:

“In 2010 My wife and I purchased a former riding stables business and small holding, which came with a 13th Century, Grade II* (2 star) listed medieval Tithe Barn.

The barn was on the national register at risk and is one of the only surviving examples of a Medieval roof on a barn of this type in Cornwall- hence its star listed status.

The previous owners and other prospective buyers had attempted to secure a planning consent on the barn, but failed. We were advised that planning was unlikely and we should avoid taking on the challenge by both our solicitor and other planning professionals.

However, having met with Martin Back from the Bazeley Partnership we found great comfort in his knowledge and experience, and his approach to secure planning permission seemed logical.

In 2011 we appointed The Bazeley Partnership and through their professional and methodical approach, excellent design and detailed application, we secured the support of English Heritage to save our special building. This was a very rare example of a Grade 2 Star listed building being granted residential planning status and thus enabled us to fulfil our dream of turning it into an amazing home.

Throughout the sensitive conversion the Bazeley Partnership have played a crucial role in aiding and assisting with the discharge of various planning and listed buildings conditions and general design and technical advice.

Since then we have also appointed Martin and his team to act for us on numerous applications, all of which have been handled in the same professional fashion with a successful outcome.

If you are looking for a professional, pro-active and dynamic firm to help create your dream home then The Bazeley Partnership is the definitely worthy of the job. Thanks guys for all you’ve done!”

We’re delighted to be acting as Architects on this project and look forward to its completion.

If you have a barn conversion or conservation building project in Cornwall or Devon and you would like professional advice from our Architects, please get in touch. We can also help and advise on the changes to permitted development rights for agricultural buildings.

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benjaminnelbenjaminnel wrote:26 August 2015
  • robcolwill
    6 years ago

    I guess if it was in softwood that might be different, but the Oak is over 700 years old and so solid you'd need a chainsaw to cut once into the deeper parts of the beams. Rob

  • ponies37
    6 years ago

    Thank you for your reply. We have a constant battle with wood worm although our old farm house is not oak. I did have some oak beams come in out of an old local barn but they were also riddled with wood worm. Lovely house your very lucky. Sue

candijgcandijg wrote:14 December 2014

What Houzz contributors are saying:

VORBILD Architecture added this to Ask an Expert: How to Mix Styles and Eras in Your Home29 April 2015

How can I add a contemporary feature to an old, rustic building?This is about juxtaposition – old and new, contemporary and rustic, smooth and rugged.The choice of the fireplace in this Cornish barn conversion is ideal. The clear juxtaposition between the old and the new, the detailed and the restrained, and the clean finish of the plaster against the unevenness and rustic beauty of the timber beams makes for a striking space.TELL US…How have you mixed styles in your home? Share your ideas or photos in the Comments below.

Cathy Rebecca added this to Ask an Expert: What Do I Need to Know About MEP Before I Build?16 March 2015

Get to grips with mechanical servicesMechanical is quite a general term, but it mostly covers heating. It’s important to decide the type of heating you want before any major works begin. Both underfloor and over-floor heating will affect subfloor construction and finished floor levels, and the routing for underfloor heating will need to be considered. Some contemporary designer radiators will need special consideration, with details of where the flow and return are in relation to each other and exactly how it’s hung.Any good heating engineer will be able to calculate the U-values (a measure of heat loss in a building element, such as a floor or window), and BTU (British Thermal Unit, or heat output –basically, how much radiator power you need) requirements for the property and recommend a system that will meet them. Reputable building firms will have at least one heating engineer in the ranks, but trying to source a heating engineer yourself can get expensive.

What Houzz users are commenting on:

Steve Hitzeman added this to Hillcrest Rd. Home29 January 2022

Wood stove and television combo

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Could do new chimney pipe up center upstairs and cover

aims312 added this to aims312's Ideas11 February 2021

Music and movie room. Acoustics!!

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