COTSWOLD
BARN CONVERSION

WG Carter carried out major structural repairs and extensive renovations to convert this derelict barn into a stunning 6 bedroomed Cotswold house.

The 2-storey barn was completely refurbished whilst the attached single storey barn was demolished and rebuilt as part of the house using the reclaimed stone. Once the gable end wall had been tied in and secured, a new Spanish slate roof was installed. New openings were formed for the new metal Crittall style windows including a number of feature slot apertures.

Internally, all the exposed existing beams were sandblasted and treated to bring them back to their former glory. Some internal walls were finished in rough cast plaster to work with the beams to retain the feel of an old barn. Other walls were repaired and repointed and left as exposed existing stone and a number of feature walls were clad in vertical reclaimed oak panelling.

The ground floor living accommodation is completely open plan and comprises a large entrance hall, living room, dining room, kitchen and snug. There are 6 bedrooms each with an en-suite bathroom. The two floors are joined by a stunning central spiral staircase, which rises out from the centre of the house. The staircase is completely bespoke, designed and made for the barn by a specialist. It is manufactured out of steel with oak treads. The balustrading around the first floor landing is also made of steel, creating an ultra modern chic interior in an ancient barn.

The kitchen at the rear of the property is fitted with contemporary high quality Bulthaup units and appliances along with an Everhot electric Aga-style oven. The fully glazed wall with its series of Crittall style double opening doors gives easy access to, and views over, the surrounding fields.

WG Carter also constructed the patios that surround the barn and carried out the hard landscaping for the car parking area. In addition, we repaired and, where necessary rebuilt, the very extensive stretch of dry stone walling.

Conversion of a derelict barn into a stunning 6 bedroomed Cotswold house

Mr T, Brill

As far as builders go WG Carter are among the very best.  Their quality of workmanship is outstanding and we have found them easy to work with, professional and reliable

Mr T, Brill

Neil Perry, Anderson Orr Architects

We have worked with WG Carter Ltd for many years because they consistently deliver exceptional standards of craftsmanship and outstanding project management. I would not hesitate to recommend them.

Neil Perry, Anderson Orr Architects

Mr F, Cotswolds

WG Carter is a client friendly builder who is cooperative, helpful and totally understands what is required to deliver beautiful renovations and new build projects for the discerning.

Mr F, Cotswolds

Raimundo Torres, Studio Indigo

WG Carter demonstrated a very good understanding of an historic building and coped well under pressure to accelerate and deliver a challenging build to a very high level of quality.

Raimundo Torres, Studio Indigo

Matthew Sanders, Michaelis Boyd Associates

We have worked with WG Carter on major renovation projects of several luxury houses. They have met our demand for high quality craftsmanship using their excellent experience in traditional and contemporary building techniques.

Matthew Sanders, Michaelis Boyd Associates

Cornelius Crunksen, Studio Indigo

WG Carter worked closely with us and the client to refurbish and extend a Grade II Listed family country home that exceeded both the clients’ expectations and ours.

Cornelius Crankson, Studio Indigo

David Streat FRICS, Building Surveyor

I have worked with WG Carter on a number of substantial projects over the last ten years, including the renovation of several Listed Buildings, and have been impressed by their attention to detail and the overall standard of finish. Their craftsmen and tradesmen are skilled, helpful and easy to work with. I have no hesitation in recommending WG Carter as builders.

David Streat FRICS, Building Surveyor