We adapted the original oak trusses in this barn conversion to increase the headroom and amount of useable space.
A Cumbrian Barn Conversion
The client wanted to be able to make the most of their barn conversion, and its characterful oak trusses, creating a warm and welcoming environment at their B&B. They wanted to retain the character of this listed building, and to remain true to the original materials so that the conversion was totally in keeping with the historic building.
We worked closely with a Structural Engineer to achieve the right balance of structural strength, integrity and aesthetics. We cut out the middle sections of the original tie beams, and inserted new oak ‘goal post’ structures. Using oak allows the new timber to sit comfortably next to the old, in-keeping with the listed building.
Oak Trusses in Bedrooms
There is something so luxurious about having oak trusses in a bedroom. Being able to lie in bed and look up at a warm, natural, characterful material (rather than an ordinary white ceiling) is wonderful. Have a look at our farmhouse oak trusses for more luxurious bedroom inspiration.
Low Branthwaites B&B
Low Branthwaites is a comfortable and homely Bed & Breakfast with views to take your breath away. Located near Sedbergh, in Cumbria, you are ideally placed for walking, cycling, or just relaxing and enjoying Anna’s wonderful cooking!