The Stockyard @ Bruntingthorpe, our latest project, highlights the tremendous standard of onsite management and supervision. Showcasing crucial planning and time management skills in order to reach our completion target whilst all trades worked together efficiently. Taking BoBen only 4 months to complete the structural build, from start to finish.

Set in the beautiful Leicestershire countryside, the existing agricultural pole barn was constructed of deteriorated wood and corrugated metal, has now been converted into a luxury 3,000 sq/ft residential home. Tailored to its existing surroundings and location this exciting home takes advantage of its rural views through big expanses of glazing. The use of Structurally Insulated Panels (SIP’s), glulam beams and columns, charred timber, farmscape roofing and cladding, gabion baskets with granite stone and aluminium windows make this property modern and fashionable whilst also incorporating traditional values and materials.

Our long standing partnership with HB ARCHITECTS of Rugby allow us to turn their fantastic vision and design into reality. Let us discuss further the build, materials and methods used…

Taking inspiration from the original barn we wanted to replicate the corrugated metal frame and have used Marley Farmscape roofing and elevations. Charred timber cladding brings a striking look, the burnt surface offers the timber cladding a natural protection against insects, mould and weathering! Powder coated guttering, downspouts and flashings in dark anthracite complete the look.

By choosing the SIP (Structurally Insulated Panels) Building System instead of the more traditional methods of constructing a house brings many advantages. The panels are joined together using a unique sealed jointing system that minimises the amount of air that can pass through the joints, making your home incredibly airtight in comparison to conventional timber frame. The design of the panels and principal of the construction method also mean a continuous layer of insulation in your walls and roof. Therefore the overall result being a very energy efficient home, with greatly reduced fuel costs. It allows for easier project management and is a fast and modern way to build.

Attractive glulam beams and columns support the structure of the building inside, elongating the high ceilings, making them a lighter natural alternative to concrete or steel. Floor to ceiling aluminium windows allow natural light to flood in, giving an air of warmth to all rooms from within. Providing a variety of window systems, that not only look good are energy efficient and easy to maintain.

External landscaping includes gabion baskets (metal cages filled with stone) to create a feature wall that will be softened with planting over time. Large decorative slabs make up the entrance and patio, including a walkover water feature and raised planters, complimenting the architectural features.

Check back here for future news articles on the interior finish of ‘The Stockyard’ including open plan living, kitchen, lifestyle room, bedrooms, games room, snug, dressing room, and design features.

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