If you had the option to build your dream home from scratch, would you take the plunge? That’s exactly what our clients from Tenterden in Kent did, converting a rustic cow barn to a minimalist masterpiece – with no planning permission required. Here’s how we helped them turn their quirky dream into a reality.
These clients came to us after purchasing a barn in Tenterden, Kent. Surrounded by vast fields full of farm animals, the land was quintessentially English. Needless to say, the clients were keen to maximise the views from their unique property. Unusually, the clients were converting the property via Permitted Development rights and didn’t need to go through the hassle of a full planning application. As a result of not having these challenges, the clients were free to do as they wished, which gave them additional flexibility when specifying sizes and finishes.
To maximise the clients view of the English countryside, we advised them on a bespoke list of products that would ensure they could enjoy their land from any angle. After narrowing down the selection, the client eventually chose a mixture of sliding doors, folding doors and fixed windows. Combining these products and unifying them in a brushed platinum hue would make for a striking architectural statement and the clients couldn’t wait to get started.
The clients say their product selection has allowed them to enjoy all the charm their new haven has to offer. They’ve been especially happy with the way the colour palette complements the cement board cladding, giving their property a finish that defines their personal style.
They think the slimline Ultraline sliding doors are one of their favourite features of the entire build – praising the robust feel, excellent security system and minimal sightlines, giving them the frameless glazing they were after. After all, the Ultraline sliding doors size capabilities of 9 square metres per pane allowed them to create the ‘floor to ceiling’ effect they were looking for.
Having spent time at the finished property ourselves, we can confirm that the views are breathtaking – we couldn’t be happier with the end result. And as for the homeowners, all that’s left for them to do now is sit back and enjoy their dream home.