Burley Gate Coach House

RRA Architects > Burley Gate Coach House
  • The project brief was to convert the redundant coach house to a holiday home whilst retaining the rural demeanour. Completed to a very high standard, the imaginative scheme included a creative re-use of the diamond pattern ‘hit and miss’ brickwork.
  • Status: 2018
  • Location: Burley Gate, Herefordshire
  • Contractor: GP Thomas
  • Photo Credit: Bespoke Property Management
  • Specialist Glass Supplier: Ark Stained Glass
  • Categories: Barn Conversions, Conservation / Heritage, Residential-Private Housing
  • Tags: Agricultural, Conservation, Conversion, Glass, Herefordshire, Residential Developer, Rural

The conversion of the old coach house to a holiday home was a straight forward project for RRA with very few complications at the design or planning stages.

The design focussed on preserving the rural character whilst creating an open plan, light, airy interior.

High quality oak joinery was used thoughout combined with durable surfaces to withstand the demands of the rental market.

The original brickwork was returned to its former glory with the use of lime mortar to preserve the old bricks and prevent further delapidation.

The original coach house had a diamond of ‘hit and miss’ brickwork which is traditionally used to allow light and/or ventilation into a building. Working with specialists Ark Stained Glass this was re-imagined as an unusual light feature using carefully tailored pieces of coloured glass to catch the sunlight. Often these original details can be lost during conversion, but with some lateral thinking, and skilled crafts people, they can become a fabulous feature.

In the words of our clients, Mr & Mrs Evans:
“We have had an excellent relationship with … RRA Architects. Throughout the preliminaries and during the build, concepts and details were incorporated sympathetically into the design. Working with skilled Herefordshire craftsmen … we have produced stunning high quality living space. The consensus is that the conversion of the Coach House has enhanced the locality.”