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Barn Conversion Update

clip_image004_thumb.jpgWell what a week! We have had a virtual heat wave and then constant downpours; it seems like the UK weather doesn’t know whether it’s coming or going!


To cheer myself up and try and rid myself of this dreary weather I am getting a new mountain bike – details to be revealed at a later date….


Back to business, then. Specifically, an update on the barn conversion that we have been working on and writing about.


The drawings that we bought you in our previous barn blog are now at the structural engineers and calculations are also being done. A trial hole is being dug so that we can prepare designs for the foundation slab, too.


We handle all the design and build for our clients and – where necessary – we employ external, professional (and insured!) consultants, like engineers for example.


At this exciting point in the project, I am really looking forward to getting the barn build underway and incorporating some really cool, contemporary features to make the building totally unique.


After all, that’s what we do best.


I will bring you more details when I have them – in the meantime, have a great week and try to make the most of the great British summertime weather!

Luxury Dormer Conversion

clip_image004Even though the sun has been shining, there has certainly been no rest for the wickedclip_image002 for the team at Louka Fine Finish.


One of our projects is working on a luxury dormer bungalow conversion, which has been rated A for energy efficiency.


As you can see, the design is very sympathetic to the building and the pictures show the house before the rendering, which is due to go on next Monday 26th May. Yes – I know this is a bank holiday but the client comes first, in our book!


clip_image006We specialise in all types of conversion, renovation and total design and build with our team of qualified – and highly skilled – tradesmen. We cover the country for discerning clients whose jobs require that expert touch.


If you would like to talk about a project that you have in mind, please feel free to call me personally on 07886 880963.clip_image008


Have a great week and let’s hope this sunshine continues!


Summer Pursuits

Sean Stack - Louka Fine FinishSummer’s coming – it only seems like yesterday when I was writing about spring!


Personally, I can’t wait; it’s my favourite season of the year. I am sure that I am not alone in this and this week’s heat-wave has given me a bit of a taster for things to come!


When I’m not busy working on one of our grand designs, I like to relax in the great outdoors. But my interests are not for the faint-hearted – I like mountains.


Yes, that’s right!


I like to go mountain-climbing and also love a spot of downhill mountain-biking. I have come a cropper on a few occasions



but I am still here to tell the tale. If you treat nature with respect then generally it loves you back.


There’s just nothing like being outdoors; it’s good for the mind, body and soul.


What do you like to do? I would love to hear from you to find out how you enjoy summer – tweet me @loukafinefinish and let me know!


Of course, if you are more of a gardener than a mountaineer then don’t forget, we are here to get your outside living space just right so that you can make the most of the summer months that lie ahead of us.


Oh, and we build some fantastic elevated timber structures – for kids and big kids alike!

Sean Stack





p.s. no, the guy in the picture’s not me – I would post one but it’s a bit hard to take one of yourself! 🙂