Case Studies

Barn Conversion, Shipbourne, Kent

A redundant barn was transformed into a five bedroom, high quality contemporary family home. Benning Brothers were appointed to carry out the conversion work including the landscaping and formation of the pond.

The conversion has been designed in a way to keep the traditional barn style features.

Throughout the design and construction stages, Benning Brothers along with the design team carefully sourced local materials, many of which were the original materials retained from the barn. We worked closely with specialist craftsmen to undertake items such as the restoration of the original oak-frame.

The relationship between the original features and the internal contemporary design has created a stunning residential property with a substantial floor space. The owner is delighted with the completed conversion, particularly the sense of light and space which the building now possesses.

The Barn was completed on a 14 month programme and this prestigious project won the LABC National Building Excellence Awards for Best Domestic Conversion or Extension.

I have used Benning Brothers on two separate jobs, one being a complicated renovation. In both instances, their work has been exceptional. This view is shared by my professional team (i.e. architect, interior design and bank). Benning Brothers have spent numerous hours with me working through proposed designs with a view to ensuring that the end product was exactly what was expected. Their project management has also been excellent. Both jobs kept to programme (except where I requested additional work along the way) and Benning Brothers were always contactable if I had any queries. No problem was insurmountable and no matter how complex the design or construction during the job, Benning Brothers always made sure that the quality of the end product was not forgotten. I would recommend their services.