Tag: Grand Designs

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!

Transforming Interior Space

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We are currently working on a project in a beautiful Shropshire Country House.


The brief was for us to transform two existing rooms and also to add in a luxury en-suite bathroom. We are working on two 2 exclusive suites in that will also have potential rental opportunities.


The features that we are including as part of this project are:blog pic 2

▪ New dormer (to create en-suite)
▪ Bespoke oak furniture and fittings
▪ Sliding glass hidden doors
▪ Stunning views onto open countryside


I don’t know about you, but I think definite rental potential is more likely – there is nothing better than waking up to views of the rolling Shropshire hills and open fields.

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Especially, of course, when it is Sunny like it has been this week – it has been a pleasure to work on this job in such a lovely part of the world.

Sean Stack


Work House Deck

Sean Stack - Louka Fine Finish

Hi everyone,

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I thought that some of you would be interested to see a design that I came up with for a potential client – it’s a rather exciting “Work House Deck” which will be situated in Mid Wales.


As you can see, it’s not your usual sort of project; working on the unusual, bespoke and contemporary is what we do best.

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Here are the design features in brief:

● Bespoke helical staircase has solid Oak treads
● Steps down lead to new outside dining area
● Helical staircase will lead down to an Italian-style pizza oven
● Nautical styled hand rails feature
● The building is designed to complement the rolling hills and countryside that it surrounds


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The lovely people who we have prepared these drawings for have given very positive feedback so far so I’m hopeful that if it turns into a project that they will give their permission for me to feature it on my blog.


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In this case, I will be able to keep you up to date with the design and build stages from start to finish!

Sean Stack