Safari tents

 Camping doesn’t get much more luxurious than this!

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Kitchen extension on listed building

This large house on the outskirts of Brecon has an unusual style, and when our clients approached us to add a kitchen extension the design solution was not straightforward.  An added challenge was the Grade II listed status of the house, and the fact that a proposal by a different agent had been refused by Brecon Beacons National Park Authority. 

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Wedding barn

The aim of this project was to weatherproof a large barn to complement our clients’ wedding venue business.  The focus was on providing a blank canvas for each wedding couple to decorate, furnish and light according to their chosen style of wedding. 

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Extension to a Listed Building in Llanfihangel Talyllyn

Extension to a listed building in Llanfihangel Talyllyn - front elevation

Our clients approached us to design an extension to this Grade II listed hall house, situated just outside the Brecon Beacons National Park boundary. 

They had bought the property forty years ago as a long-term restoration project, and over the years the almost derelict buildings have been sympathetically upgraded.

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Conversion of a Listed barn near Talgarth

Conversion of a Listed barn near TalgarthOur client farms in the Brecon Beacons.  The large farm is a family business and together they own a complex of buildings including farmhouse and several barns, all listed. 

Usable living space was tight for three generations and they decided that the time had come to convert one of the barns.

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A barn conversion in the Black Mountains

Our client approached us for a design for conversion of one of the barns for use as a holiday let. More and more farmers are supplementing income this way, which makes good use of redundant buildings, often in attractive rural surroundings. However planning permission is not easily obtained and good knowledge of the costs involved is essential. Under current planning legislation, as a general rule, in addition to the usual drawings and design statement, a bat survey and structural survey are needed. Also, if the barn is to be used as a permanent house, the barn must be marketed by an estate agent for 6 months as available for a commercial, sporting or tourism use.

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