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North Hill Farm

This Grade II listed building was in such a poor condition that it was on the English Heritage’s buildings at risk register. Transforming the main farmhouse (shown above) and various barns and outbuildings (pictures at bottom of page) required a lot of vision and strong will from the client.

Designed by James Blair Associates, the project involved transforming the barns and outbuildings into a self-contained 1-bedroom annex along with several other storage facilities, but the most drastic works were required to the main farmhouse building itself.

The project included sympathetic restoration of the original fabric of the building. Significant structural works were necessary to make the building safe, such as new floors and wherever possible, traditional materials such as lime plaster were used to retain the character of the property.

Work on the farmhouse also incorporated large extensions to form a new open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area with a master suite above and a new double garage with adjoining plant room. The kitchen extension was designed with a large glass and oak facade to make the most of the views across Chew Valley Lake.

This project received an award from BathNES Building Control for Best Building Quality on a Conversion and Renovation and has since gone on to receive an award from the Regional LABC for Best Domestic Extension or Alteration