Design and manufacture has been a fundamental part of the business and today we have 3 full time Architectural Designers and 6 Carpenters on site in our exclusive custom built offices and workshop.
We really can take care of everything from Planning permission right through to handing the keys over. Talk to us about your requirements and we will tailor a package to suit your needs.
Due to the increased demand for our architectural services we felt it was of benefit to have dedicated resource available to clients who are thinking about Planning Permission and Building Regulation approval.
3D CAD MODELLING
We offer full image presentations of any proposed project from a simple porch to a walk-through house model.
We can provide guidance and help with self build or we can act as a project manager to your selection of builder and work alongside them when the oak frame arrives on site.
OAK FRAME DESIGN CONSULTANCY
We act as design consultants for a number of Engineers and Architects providing design solutions and working CAD drawings for inclusion in drawing packages and tender documents.
We also have the facility to act as a main contractor and provide a full turnkey project. We really can take care of everything from Planning permission right through to hand the keys over.
I found Andrew to be extremely helpful and knowledgeable, and it was ideal that the company is local to me. The team at
The Barn Partnership did a superb job on constructing the oak wood frame for the roof. The quality of their workmanship
was very high. I am very happy with the work – the roof looks great. I would be very happy to recommend them.
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Do I need Planning Permission?
In most cases yes Planning Permission will be necessary however we do have extensive knowledge of the Permitted Development criteria which allows certain outbuildings and extensions to be constructed without the need for a planning application. Please
contact us for more advice as each project is site specific.
How big can my extension/outbuilding be?
It depends on where you live and what has been added to your property by previous owners. There is no blanket answer as each project needs to be carefully considered and reviewed. We undertake desk-top studies before doing site visits to obtain as much
background information as possible before offering a tailored proposal to try and satisfy the design brief.
I thought The Barn Partnership only designed oak framed buildings?
The Barn Partnership is separated into 2 companies who trade side by side or totally independently as required. The Architectural Services and Manufacturing businesses do not feed each other so a client is free to use the services of either company. We
are passionate about traditional buildings and timber frame forms a large part of that building style however we all have backgrounds and training that cater for buildings that have a more contemporary form. Hopefully the gallery
will show what we are capable of.
Can you help with the building work?
Yes - we are uniquely placed to offer full 'design and build' services. Our company directly employs Architectural Designers, Project Managers and oak frame carpenters but we also employ carefully selected subcontractors who undertake all associated works
to provide a full turnkey product.
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We were approached by a client to look at the possibility of building an indoor pool as an extension to the main house. The house had been extended previously so it couldn't be extended by any meaningful amount to accommodate a pool. We devised a strategy
using the Permitted Development criteria as set out in the Town & Country Planning Act.
We applied for a Certificate of Lawfulness to build a detached outbuilding under class E which housed the pool. The new building did not need formal planning permission and technically it could be built without giving any notification to the Planning
Department. Once the building became existing we applied again for a 1.2m wide extension to the existing dwelling under class A which happened to link across to the existing outbuilding. Both were granted a Certificate of Lawfulness
and the attached indoor pool was achieved.
Please note that all cases are different and Permitted Development rights may not be available to all properties.
Another design and build project but this time for a local independent preparatory school. Initially we were approached to help with a planning application for a suite of portable buildings to make extra space. In conversation we were advised of the rental
cost of the portable buildings and we realised that is wasn’t far off from the cost we could build a permanent building for. We put a sketch proposal and cost analysis together for the governors to consider which was accepted.
The planning application was a little fraught but we eventually succeeded. Full detailed drawings were prepared for the independent trades who were then supervised and project managed throughout. Our own team built the oak frame structure and then went
on to insulate and board out internally.
Phase 2 was undertaken recently to convert the loft and provide two more classrooms.
We were approached by a client who had recently purchased a plot of land with an existing planning consent to extend and refurbish an existing building alongside the River Thames. After site and building surveys we advised the client that the better option
was to reapply for planning permission to build a new dwelling in a similar style to the approved. A lengthy planning process finally resulted in planning permission being granted in march 2016. Construction begins on site