Carter Jonas
Carter Jonas

Conversion of barns in High Wycombe

Carter Jonas prepared the construction drawings and specifications and project managed the conversion of Grade II listed 17th and 18th century timber framed and brick & flint barns, as part of a year-long £1m project.

Abbey Farm Barn

Carter Jonas designed and project managed the conversion of several barns into business units at Abbey Barn Farm in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.

The Building Consultancy team prepared the construction drawings and specifications and project managed the conversion of the Grade II listed 17th and 18th century timber framed and brick & flint barns, which took just over a year to complete on-site.

The £1 million project involved the conversion of existing historic buildings and the construction of a further two new  business units.  Traditional building techniques were employed for both conservation and new-build work, these included the use of hand made bricks and roof tiles, lime mortars and green oak framing.

After research, Carter Jonas adapted a mediaeval detail for a complicated junction between the oak posts supporting a new mezzanine office floor and four intersecting oak floor beams, with curved oak braces.

The combination of a high standard of design and finish and an excellent location (close to M40 J4) has proven highly attractive to occupiers.

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