New build luxury barn in West Malling combining traditional craftsmanship with modern technology to create a timeless home - Complete
Situated on the outskirts of West Malling, the site is located on a farm away from neighbouring properties, presenting the opportunity to create a design that is unique & exciting.
The client set us the challenge of delivering their dream home; a residence in the style of a classic rural barn but with all the modern comforts of expansive open-plan areas, high-quality fixtures and an entrance that delivers a 'wow' factor.
With rolling fields in every direction, the early emphasis was to make the most of the surrounding landscape by framing views, & in return, allowing natural light into the building. The materials palette has also been inspired by the location, combining oak & Kent ragstone celebrating traditional craftmanship that is found throughout the South-East.
Beyond the visual appearance of the building, time and consideration went into creating an efficient and sustainable building. With this, we used a timber frame structure that embodies carbon, embodied a 'fabric first' approach to creating a super-insulated envelope, as well as using wastewater treatment units and rainwater harvesting tanks.
This project is best described as a hybrid; using the form of a traditional rural barn built from classic materials used for centuries combined with modern technologies and sustainable principles to deliver a home suited to the needs of today.