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Lower Brook Croft

Lower Brook Croft

Client

Private Client

Planning Authority

Cheshire East

Location

Macclesfield

Scope

Barn Conversion

Completion

2016

Contractor

Self Build

Lower Brook Croft was a small stone barn which farm part of an agricultural group including  a seventeenth century stone farmhouse and barn, which were both Grade II listed.  The challenge of the project was to accommodate a practical dwelling within the existing envelope, which stepped down across the farmyard, while retaining an open space which had large oak trusses and using only existing openings.

The solution was to create two bedrooms, each with a bathroom, accessed by a split staircase, within the two storey section, leaving the lower building as an open plan living space to allow views of the timber trusses within the open roof space.

The building is efficient, both in space planning and location of services; the circulation space within the building is minimal.  The bathrooms are stacked and located next to the kitchen.

An existing area of hard standing was used to negotiate seek permission for a simple lean-to extension on the building to accommodate plant for a renewable heating system.