passive house barn conversation with Dark blue bespoke joinery kitchen and bifold doors overlooking the countryside



Location: Somerset

Type: Conversion

Status: Complete


Contractor: MAKE

Project Architect: PH Studio

Planning Architect: NVB Architects

Structural Engineer: Momentum

Services Engineer: Greengauge

Passive house or passivhaus barn conversion with blackened timber cladding with view into modern kitchen through large glass sliding doors
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Passive house or passivhaus barn conversion set in green countryside with blackened timber cladding

Converted Barn

Whilst it may seem a sensible, simple and sustainable option, transforming an existing agricultural barn to a new home can only be granted if it is classified as a Class Q permitted development.

Field House is a striking example of a successful Class Q development built to Passive House principles to create a low energy home.

Passive house or passivhaus barn conversion living room with log fireplace


As architects themselves, the client’s vision integrated beautiful bespoke joinery throughout which complimented a remarkable home set within an uninterrupted landscape.

Passive house or passivhaus barn conversion view into modern dark blue kitchen with stainless steel worktops
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Timber wood panelling with shadow gap lit up with LED lights and green painting


MAKE ensure every project is led by an experienced Site Manager based at the location throughout the build.  This is particularly important considering agricultural sites are often remote and notoriously challenging to access.  

With the added test of snow and flooding during the winter months, the benefit of a Site Manager safeguarded the quality of finish and the project budget. 

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