Standing in a conservation area with stringent planning constraints, this delightful studio has been created from a derelict cowshed. Bricks and pantiles were reused from the original building, which is finished with featheredged timber cladding.
Used as an artists studio and for entertaining, the airy summerhouse features oak flooring, halogen lighting on the lofty ceiling and an open-plan kitchen area. A series of french windows open on the patio and let in plenty of light.
What the customer said:
"Well managed from start to finish. Excellent workmanship and all in keeping with the original Grade ll listed buildings." M H Jenson, customer
What the Master Builder of the Year judges said:
"A good job, well-executed with care and imagination."
Description of work carried out:
Conversion of a derelict cowshed to create a summerhouse and studio.
Tom Low, Leavenheath, Suffolk
Master Builder of the Year 2002
Finalist Refurbishment costing less than £100,000