REPLACEMENT BARN, FOR PROPERTY IN DISREPAIR
Madges is a grade II listed, eighteenth Century, timber-framed weather-boarded and thatched barn. It features 3 bays and queen post trusses that have partially collapsed. The structure timbers showed extensive decay from furniture beetle, and a number of the main structural elements are now twisted and distorted.
The replacement building uses the same footprint, scale, mass and materials, featuring a contemporary twist internally. The original 3 bay vaulted truss structure are replicated, incorporating all original elm timbers that are reusable. The 2-bedroom accommodation is hosted in the north bay leaving the rest of the barn as a free double-height vaulted space that will keep the character of the original building and give an exceptionally light and airy feel.
The existing timber frame structure will be kept and exposed to the interior, while a new external insulated timber frame structure and new timber cladding will be added to the exterior. This external layer will be made with ecological and sustainable insulation materials providing thermal and acoustic insulation contributing to a more comfortable and healthier living environment.