Situated in the Metropolitan Green Belt on the edge of a golf course this site posed some difficulty in gaining planning permission for the amount of accommodation sought. HAP Architects liaised closely with the Local Authority to ensure the potential was maximized and with the visual aid of CGI and 3D sketch views we were able to present the scheme in an easily understood manner. The resulting appearance of a single-storey barn is in fact two stories of accommodation to one wing and a double height space to the kitchen breakfast area. The new build barn is linked to the existing thatched cottage via a glazed entrance area. The complexities of the design included providing a seamless integration of timber frame, waterproof concrete retaining and basement structure, timber boarding, feature glass, existing render and thatch.