The demolition of the existing dilapidated outbuilding was undertaken to make way for a three storey extension comprimising of basement, kitchen, utility, shower room, two bedrooms both with ensuite and access to the original attic rooms.
The formation of the new basement was a challenging project given its proximity to the existing farmhouse. A temporary sheet piled retaining wall was formed 1m away from the existing building and held in place with tie beams set off the adjacent shoring.
This timber frame structure was formed on a reclaimed brick plinth off the reinforced concrete basement walls. The exterior of the extension was finished with lime render and feather edge boarding so as not to detract from vernacular of the original listed building and surrounding outbuildings.