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As part of our Small Works programme, SMR recently completed overseeing the conversion of a former agricultural barn to a superior residential property of some 3,500sqft. Positioned in both Harrogate Green Belt and the Crimple Valley SLA, the property has large areas of glazing to make the most of the commanding views it benefits from across the Crimple Valley. Internally, timber reclaimed from adjacent barns feature heavily, along with exposed stonework. There is a strong mix of traditional barn conversion and modern new living space with glazed balustrades and contemporary installations. Large open, double height, spaces in both the main living area and main bedroom suite provide real interest.

The house is supported by an environmental regime which utilises ground source heating, solar panels, mechanical ventilation, rainwater harvesting and treatment plant to ensure a sustainable and low-cost energy solution. The buildings thermal qualities and air tight build help reducing expected running costs to around 30% of other new build properties of this size.

Simon Rispin, SMR Director & Property Owner adds:

It has been two years in the making, but the former Cow Shed has undergone a huge transformation and we’ve now created a great home, with a real mix of traditional elements and modern building techniques. It certainly shows how commercial solutions can be applied in a residential environment to great effect.

The project is one of a number of Small Works commissions SMR has undertaken in regards to ‘one-off’ residential and small scale instructions. Others recent commissions include the Cheltenham Crescent conversion scheme for Oakgate Group, and assisting in the sale of 4-6 North Park Road for Montpellier Group.”

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