Long Sutton Studio

New-Build Barn - Hampshire

We were commissioned to design and build this multi-purpose structure in the grounds of a Grade II listed former farmhouse in Hampshire.

As a building where every structural element is visible, this project required an elevated level of attention to detail. Ordinarily in a building project there is a large proportion of work which can be less precise because it is to be covered up. Not so here. Every element had to be set out precisely. As such the structural hierarchy of the building is clearly legible internally, from the glulam portal frames down to the roofing battens. Green Oak timber was used for the external cladding. This was also set out very carefully to ensure neat junctions. We used Trada recommended details to allow for the significant shrinkage associated with unseasoned timber.