This unusual renovation project used a period barn to extend the living accommodation of an existing house. The ground floor was transformed into a library with a gallery walkway and two ensuite bedrooms upstairs. The barn's vaulted roof and sturdy beams are a major element of the interior design, and a new fireplace with wood burning stove adds to the character. Builder, Robin Muller went to considerable lengths to find materials that were compatible with the original building.
What the customer said:
"Robin Muller's great strength is his sympathy for period buildings and his ability to envisage the final outcome and ensure that it complements the original building" Brian Burns
What the Master Builder of the Year judges said:
"This project shows great attention to detail and gave good value for money."
Description of work carried out:
Conversion of period barn into library with gallery and walkway plus two ensuite bedrooms and a connection to the existing house
Robin Muller Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Ascot under Wychwood, Oxfordshire
Master Builder of the Year 2002
Finalist Refurbishment of an existing building costing less than £100,000