PROJECT: Barn Conversion
PRODUCTS USED: Venture Plank Smoked Oak Fendi Engineered Wood Flooring
When the owners bought this grade II listed derelict barn they wanted to create a comfortable family home which still retained some of the utilitarian aspects of the original agricultural space. As with any listed building, they also had to balance their own desires with the confines of a strict conservation policy. The result, however, is a highly successful contemporary property: light and airy with the exposed original trusses emphasising the barn’s lofty ceilings. The linear concept creates a series of interlocking spaces that both expand and constrict, and the style is clean and uncluttered with a restricted, neutral colour palette. A 260mm wide, character grade oak from Havwoods was fitted throughout the first floor floors and on selected walls; the warm grey hue of this smoked, sanded and oiled engineered board sitting beautifully with the warm tones of the original oak and local Derbyshire stone.