Garages with room above are brilliant space saving solutions.
How to Create More Beautiful Space for your Family
If you want to add more space in your home for family and visitors, consider adding extra rooms by The Classic Barn Company, with their garages and outbuildings with room above accommodation. Andrew Guppy and his team are specialists in the design and build of unique oak outbuildings and rooms above, and can realise the full potential of your home and surrounding outdoor space.
Renowned Award-Winning Builders
The Classic Barn Company are specialists in the design, engineering and construction of bespoke, oak-framed buildings. Members of The Guild of Master Craftsmen, their projects have also been featured on television and in interior and design magazines, showcasing their garages with room above accommodation
Oak Stairs Leading To Guest Room Above
Garages With Room Above Accommodation Create Extra Space
Whether you need more space to work from home, to offer your guests comfortable accommodation or simply to relax and enjoy family life, options include adding an outbuilding with accommodation or transforming existing outbuildings into accommodation.
The Classic Barn Company has a wealth of ideas and options that can add extra functional living space to your home. Adding a garage or outbuilding may already be in your thoughts, but going a step further and adding a room above can provide comfortable and beautiful living space too.
Each project is individually designed and constructed by their experienced team, providing space that can be used as a guest room, hobby room, garden office or study space or perhaps even a yoga room or exercise space. As Director Andrew Guppy says, ‘Wherever extra space is required, we can create a bespoke solution that will blend into the surroundings and look beautiful whilst serving all its practical purposes.’
Full Projects from Start to Finish
Director of The Classic Barn Company Andrew Guppy explains how he and his team create individual solutions for many different homes. ‘Our design team is used to providing unique and practical answers to all our clients requests for room above garages that will not just stand the test of time but which will also look stunning and create that all-important extra space’
They offer a turnkey service, with each project being closely monitored from beginning to end – from the initial enquiry to first design consultation and then the construction, build and installation.
Andrew also points out that each individual project is planned with full attention to how it will fit into the existing landscape, and most importantly, how it will sit alongside the existing house. ‘We can add classic, country-style accommodation, extra rooms, garaging, storage and work spaces to all kinds of homes, from classic country houses to contemporary barn conversions’ he says.
As each project is tailored, the design details can be specified to fit in with existing features of the home, such as joinery styles and proportions, interior and exterior doors and even additions such as latches, hinges and door furniture. The team will also provide the final touches such as exterior lighting and landscaping for paths and driveways.
Garage Complex With Room Above Dormers
Planning Permission & Building Regulations
Naturally, anyone who is thinking of adding more space to their home will always want to consider the implications and requirements of Planning Permission and Building Regulations.
As experts in their field, The Classic Barn Company have a wealth of experience and knowledge regarding listed properties and those in sensitive areas, as well regular homes.
They offer a full architectural design and planning service, and for each project will submit their client-approved drawings to the local planning office. Building Regulations compliance is also looked after, with the team able to advise and liaise with the inspectors.
Anyone looking for some general information regarding Planning Permission and Permitted Development can find help at the Government’s Planning Portal here. Andrew and his team are also happy to discuss ideas and proposals, either on-line or over the phone. ‘As a team, our aim is always to fulfil our client’s expectations with a beautiful design that is within the required planning and development conditions and which also sits well within it’s location’ he says.
He also adds ‘Some single storey structures will fall within the allowances of Permitted Development for that particular home … so the process can be more straightforward than anticipated in many cases’.
Outbuildings, extensions, Rooms Above, garden rooms, garages and so on from The Classic Barn Company draw upon traditional construction methods and design. Each of their oak-framed structures are built using traditional mortise and tenon joints; this method has been used for hundreds of years and enables oak-framed structures to stand straight and sturdy, whilst allowing the frame to settle naturally.
The joints become a design feature of the project, along with the hand-curved beams and open span roofs.
Many Rooms Above are designed to be used as bedroom accommodation, where the oak framework looks spectacular within a bedroom setting. Naturally, the design team will pay particular attention to ventilation and insulation requirements to ensure the finished room above is perfectly comfortable and welcoming.
Oak Garage Show Room Interior Fit Out
Take A Look At Some Of Their Projects
Many of these bespoke oak projects are based in the Southern counties of the UK, and there is a newly opened regional office in Ascot, Berkshire. It’s often possible for the team to arrange for potential clients to visit completed projects, as it’s important to be able to see the build quality and design detail in ‘real life’. However, there are also videos and lots of beautiful images of completed projects available too.
For more information, to order a brochure or discuss design plans, visit their website – it’s easy to submit an outline enquiry regarding your project requirements!
Garages With Room Above Accommodation are a brilliant end solution to limited living space and really can look amazing.
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