Hall Farm Barn
Technicus Consulting was appointed to provide structural design and consultancy services to facilitate the conversion of an existing masonry barn into holiday let units.
The existing barn comprised brick and flint-work walls with a tiled cut timber roof supported of purlins and trusses.
Initially Technicus undertook hand augured trial-hole investigations to determine local ground conditions and the existing barn foundation arrangement.
The barn conversion required the installation of a new first floor structure comprising timbers joists and pairs of steel beams supported off new internal loadbearing walls. The new loadbearing walls were constructed off strip foundations cast integral with the new concrete ground floor slab.
Due to the restricted headroom, the 1st floor walls were required to support new purlins to allow for the removal of the original primary trusses tie beams where these would prevent clear access into the new first floor bedrooms.
Technicus Consulting provided initial site investigation, structural design and consultancy services, including development of detailed general arrangements, sections and details drawings to facilitate the successful conversion of the barn.